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rheumy

[ roo-mee ]
/ ˈru mi /
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adjective, rheum·i·er, rheum·i·est.

pertaining to, causing, full of, or affected with rheum.

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Origin of rheumy

First recorded in 1585–95; rheum + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM rheumy

rheum·i·ly, adverbrheum·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rheumy

rheumy
/ (ˈruːmɪ) /

adjective

of the nature of rheum
literary damp and unhealthythe rheumy air
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