[drop-si-kuh l]
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Origin of dropsical

First recorded in 1670–80; drops(y) + -ical
Related formsdrop·si·cal·ly, adverbdrop·si·cal·ness, nounnon·drop·si·cal, adjectivenon·drop·si·cal·ly, adverbun·drop·si·cal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dropsical

1680s; see dropsy + -ical.

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dropsical in Medicine


  1. Relating to or suffering from dropsy.
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