of, like, or affected with dropsy.

1670–80; drops(y) + -ical

dropsically, adverb
dropsicalness, noun
nondropsical, adjective
nondropsically, adverb
undropsical, adjective
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dropsy (ˈdrɒpsɪ)
1.  pathol a condition characterized by an accumulation of watery fluid in the tissues or in a body cavity
2.  slang a tip or bribe
[C13: shortened from ydropesie, from Latin hydrōpisis, from Greek hudrōps, from hudōr water]

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

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Example sentences
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.
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