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[ahr-thrit-ik] /ɑrˈθrɪt ɪk/
Also, arthritical. of, relating to, or afflicted with arthritis.
a person afflicted with arthritis.
Origin of arthritic
1325-75; < Latin arthrīticus < Greek arthrītikós (see arthr-, -itic); replacing Middle English artetik < Old French artetique < Latin, as above
Related forms
arthritically, adverb
antiarthritic, adjective, noun
postarthritic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for arthritic
  • 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.
  • Blind on one eye, staggering along on a badly-set broken leg and arthritic joints.
  • arthritic and skin flares and remissions tend to coincide.
  • arthritic fingers are known to struggle with doorknobs.
  • The arguments for and against-and between-these two honorable politicians have become arthritic with age, debilitating.
Word Origin and History for arthritic

mid-14c., artetyk, "pertaining to arthritis," also as a noun, from Old French artetique (12c., Modern French arthritique), corresponding to Latin arthriticus, from Greek arthritikos, from arthron "joint" (see arm (n.1)). Spelling gradually restored to Latin form in 17c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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