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dyspeptic

[dis-pep-tik] /dɪsˈpɛp tɪk/
adjective, Also, dyspeptical
1.
pertaining to, subject to, or suffering from dyspepsia.
2.
gloomy, pessimistic, and irritable.
noun
3.
a person subject to or suffering from dyspepsia.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; dys- + Greek peptikós pertaining to digestion, equivalent to pept(ós) digested (pep- cook, digest + -tos past participle suffix) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
dyspeptically, adverb
nondyspeptic, adjective
nondyspeptical, adjective
nondyspeptically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dyspeptic

dyspeptic

/dɪsˈpɛptɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or suffering from dyspepsia
2.
irritable
noun
3.
a person suffering from dyspepsia
Derived Forms
dyspeptically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dyspeptic
adj.

1690s, from Greek dyspeptos "hard to digest," from dys- "bad" (see dys-) + peptos "digested," from peptein "digest" (see cook (n.)).

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