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polydipsia

[ pol-ee-dip-see-uh ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

excessive thirst.

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Origin of polydipsia

1650–60; <New Latin <Greek polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly-poly- + díps(a) thirst + -ios adj. suffix) + -ia-ia
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British Dictionary definitions for polydipsia

polydipsia
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈdɪpsɪə) /

noun

pathol excessive thirst

Derived forms of polydipsia

polydipsic, adjective

Word Origin for polydipsia

C18: New Latin, from poly- + -dipsia, from Greek dipsa thirst
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Medical definitions for polydipsia

polydipsia
[ pŏl′ē-dĭpsē-ə ]

n.

Excessive or abnormal thirst.

Other words from polydipsia

pol′y•dipsic adj.
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