- deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion (opposed to eupepsia).
Also dys·pep·sy [dis-pep-see] /dɪsˈpɛp si/.
Origin of dyspepsia
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Examples from the Web for dyspepsia
The dyspepsia is right, but some of the particulars are off.On the Peninsula
April 25, 2011
But don't eat them late, unless you are equally fond of dyspepsia.
Funny kind of dyspepsia, wasn't it, to be cured by eating around, the way you have to do.Southern Lights and Shadows
Posed for his bust while suffering with a bad attack of dyspepsia.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
It is said that in India, where dyspepsia is common, garlic is found to be a great palliative.Storyology
"The last time I saw Babbitt he appeared to be nearer apoplexy than dyspepsia," he said.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
- indigestion or upset stomach
C18: from Latin, from Greek duspepsia, from dys- + pepsis digestion
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Word Origin and History for dyspepsia
1706, from Late Latin dyspepsia or a back-formation from dyspeptic (q.v.). Its opposite is eupepsia.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Disturbed digestion; indigestion.
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- Difficulty in digesting food; indigestion.
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