any disorder of the extremities or back, characterized by pain and stiffness.
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How to use rheumatism in a sentence
Père Bracasse was ill, suffering from rheumatism, bronchitis, fever and corns.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
(b) Acute infectious diseases, especially rheumatism and typhoid fever.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
rheumatism was the one malady that sometimes affected mother Martha's health.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
I wish we were at home, and I was comfortably laid up in our damp garret, with a fine twinging fit of the rheumatism.The Battle of Hexham; | George Colman
When his infirmities began with rheumatism and bad digestion, she nursed him as if she had been his daughter.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for rheumatism
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