diabetic

[ dahy-uh-bet-ik ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to diabetes or persons having diabetes.

  2. having or resulting from diabetes.

noun
  1. a person who has diabetes.

Origin of diabetic

1
First recorded in 1790–1800; diabet(es) + -ic

Other words from diabetic

  • an·ti·di·a·bet·ic, adjective
  • non·di·a·bet·ic, adjective
  • un·di·a·bet·ic, adjective

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How to use diabetic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for diabetic

diabetic

/ (ˌdaɪəˈbɛtɪk) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or having diabetes

  2. for the use of diabetics: diabetic chocolate

noun
  1. a person who has diabetes

usage For diabetic

Rather than talking about a diabetic or diabetics, it is better to talk about a person with diabetes, people with diabetes

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