Origin of dropsy
OTHER WORDS FROM dropsydrop·sied [drop-seed], /ˈdrɒp sid/, adjective
Words nearby dropsy
How to use dropsy in a sentence
I am very sorry to hear that Batt is detained at Oxford in a bad state of health, with some symptoms of a growing dropsy.
The old chief was suffering with dropsy, but under Moffat's medical care he recovered, and was soon able to walk about again.Robert Moffat|David J. Deane
I found him extremely unwell, with what I conceived to be a dropsy, for his abdomen was very much swollen.
Most of them died from intermitting fever, and from dropsy and rheumatism which followed it.
It is distinguished from common dropsy, by the lower parts of the stomach being most swollen.