diabetic

[dahy-uh-bet-ik]
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adjective

of or relating to diabetes or persons having diabetes.
having or resulting from diabetes.

noun

a person who has diabetes.

Nearby words

  1. diabelli, antonio,
  2. diabetes,
  3. diabetes insipidus,
  4. diabetes intermittens,
  5. diabetes mellitus,
  6. diabetic acidosis,
  7. diabetic coma,
  8. diabetic dermopathy,
  9. diabetic diet,
  10. diabetic glomerulosclerosis

Origin of diabetic

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

Related formsan·ti·di·a·bet·ic, adjectivenon·di·a·bet·ic, adjectiveun·di·a·bet·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for diabetic

diabetic

adjective

of, relating to, or having diabetes
for the use of diabeticsdiabetic chocolate

noun

a person who has diabetes

usage

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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Word Origin and History for diabetic

diabetic

adj.

1799; see diabetes + -ic. From 1840 as a noun.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for diabetic

diabetic

[dī′ə-bĕtĭk]

adj.

Relating to, having, or resulting from diabetes.
Intended for use by a person with diabetes.

n.

One who has diabetes.

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