arthritic arthritic  /ɑrθ ˈrɪ tɪk/


  1. (n) a person afflicted with arthritis
  2. (adj) of or pertaining to arthritis



  1. X rays of limbs to detect possible fractures, or arthritic deposits in joints, usually require only short exposures.
  2. The damage caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes, suffering a football injury or spending day after day stooped over in a field can certainly give rise to arthritic joints.
  3. The arguments for and againstand betweenthese two honorable politicians have become arthritic with age, debilitating.


  1. College World Series: In baseball and life, Oregon State Beavers a reminder to savor fleeting moments

    Coach Pat Casey nails it when he labeled what was bringing a smile to both me, an arthritic, middle-aged man, and this collection of special baseball players: 'The Max Factor.'
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. City To Retire Arthritic Police Dog At Center Of Dispute

    Brushing off police union cries that drew statewide attention, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio on Thursday announced the city would retire an arthritic police dog rather than ask taxpayers to foot the bill for the medication required to keep Buck, the 5-year-old German shepherd, in active service.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant


  1. "They were very happy arthritic changes did not exist," Smoltz said. "That was one of the unknowns. If you have arthritic changes, that can cause some long-term problems, so they were very excited about that. Every issue (Andrews) described...
    on Feb 26, 2005 By: John Smoltz Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I'm 37 years old, I've got an arthritic knee," band member Jason Orange said. "We stand before you bruised and battered, but dead chuffed (pleased)."
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Jason Orange Source: Prince George Citizen

  3. "I came to grips with the fact that, health-wise, I won't be able to get back to the condition and level that is needed to play in the NBA," Abdur-Rahim said. "My right knee has become arthritic over the years, and is to the point where it...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Shareef Abdur-Rahim Source: USA Today

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