arthritic

[ahr-thrit-ik]
adjective
1.
Also, arthritical. of, pertaining to, or afflicted with arthritis.
noun
2.
a person afflicted with arthritis.

Origin:
1325–75; < Latin arthrīticus < Greek arthrītikós (see arthr-, -itic); replacing Middle English artetik < Old French artetique < Latin, as above

arthritically, adverb
antiarthritic, adjective, noun
postarthritic, adjective
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arthritis (ɑːˈθraɪtɪs)
 
n
See also rheumatoid arthritis inflammation of a joint or joints characterized by pain and stiffness of the affected parts, caused by gout, rheumatic fever, etc
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek: see arthro-, -itis]
 
usage  Rather than talking about an arthritic or arthritics, it is better to talk about a person with arthritis and people with arthritis
 
arthritic
 
adj, —n

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arthritic
mid-14c., artetyk, "pertaining to arthritis," also as a n., from O.Fr. artetique (12c., Mod.Fr. arthritique), corresponding to L. arthriticus, from Gk. arthritikos, from arthron "joint" (see arm (1)). Spelling gradually restored to Latin form in 17c.
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Example sentences
About him the news arrived some days before that he was lame on account of an
  arthritic disease in the hip.
It no longer suffers from an arthritic labour market, an obese state or a
  suffocating tax burden.
He is older and somewhat arthritic but has no other ailing health issues.
Inserting a new variable would give both parties additional flexibility in an
  increasingly arthritic process.
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