Origin of scorbutic
Related formsscor·bu·ti·cal·ly, adverbpost·scor·bu·tic, adjective
Examples from the Web for scorbutic
The winter was exceptionally severe, which was supposed to have intensified the scorbutic condition.
A scorbutic epidemic was already fast emptying the dungeons.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
In perusing the literature but one study has been noted on the effect of a scorbutic diet on the fœtus.
The scenery did not suggest wildness to his alien eyes so much as it affected him with a vague sense of scorbutic impoverishment.The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories|Bret Harte
When it entered the destitute regions of North Carolina and Virginia it became affected with scorbutic diseases.Woman's Work in the Civil War|Linus Pierpont Brockett