pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with scurvy.
- Often scor·bu·ti·cal .
- scor·bu·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- post·scor·bu·tic, adjective
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How to use scorbutic in a sentence
This pleasant beverage should be drunk when cold; it is considered beneficial in aiding to allay scorbutic eruptions.A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes | Charles Elm Francatelli
An abundant supply of provisions of an anti-scorbutic nature was placed on board.Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Three or four generations have become deaf or blind, gouty or scorbutic, at a predetermined period.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Went among the soldiers in the afternoon, distributing oranges to those who are scorbutic.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar | George Smith
The Doctor lost no time in clearing about an acre of ground, in which he sowed the seeds of anti-scorbutic plants.The Field of Ice | Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for scorbutic
of, relating to, or having scurvy
- scorbutically, adverb
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