dropsical

ADJECTIVE
  1. swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
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How To Use dropsical In A Sentence

  • But his dropsical face, looming from the billboards in Libya's cities, has grown more mournful and deranged as the political structures he conjured up have degenerated. Libya: Gaddafi's destructive path | Editorial
  • This ready, though raw wench, gave an instance of this, and improved on the dropsical hint I had given her. Clarissa Harlowe
  • They will sit there, for hours, leaning on great, dropsical, mildewed umbrellas, or eating Abernethy biscuits. Sketches by Boz
  • The abdominal cavity being very frequently the seat of dropsical effusion, when this takes place to any great extent, despite the continued and free use of the medicinal diuretic and the hydragogue cathartic, the surgeon is required to make an opening with the instrumental hydragogue -- viz., the trocar and cannula. Surgical Anatomy
  • These five pills given at once form an excellent hydragogue cathartic to clear the chest, relieve breathing and diminish the dropsical effusion. Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets
  • In dropsical persons, ulcers forming on the body are not easily healed. Aphorisms
  • His big and dropsical head, disproportionate to his emaciated body, leans against his mother's shoulder, his eyes blinking weakly.
  • The eyelids often undergo extreme inflammatory and dropsical swelling in urticaria (nettlerash, surfeit) and in the general inflammatory dropsy known as purpura hemorrhagica. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
  • ‘What reptile?’ said Mr. Pickwick, looking about him for fear he should tread on some overgrown black beetle, or dropsical spider. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
  • This results in generalized oedema - or ‘dropsical effusion’ as it was called in the 1820s by Richard Bright, in his classic description of chronic nephritis (Bright's disease).
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