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[drop-si-kuh l] /ˈdrɒp sɪ kəl/
of, like, or affected with dropsy.
Origin of dropsical
1670-80; drops(y) + -ical
Related forms
dropsically, adverb
dropsicalness, noun
nondropsical, adjective
nondropsically, adverb
undropsical, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dropsical
  • They call it gout, but to my certain knowledge he is dropsical as well, though he doesn't look it.
  • His disease was chronic inflammation of the stomach, attended with, dropsical effusion of the abdomen.
  • She had been afflicted for some time previous by a dropsical affection.
Word Origin and History for dropsical

1680s; see dropsy + -ical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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dropsical in Medicine

dropsical drop·si·cal (drŏp'sĭ-kəl)
Relating to or suffering from dropsy.

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