dropsical dropsical


  • (adj) swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid


  1. His feet puffed up with dropsical swelling.
  2. She ended up as a dropsical old spinster with religious mania.
  3. Its members are quite hopelessdrooling, driveling, doleful, depressing dropsical drips.


  • Dickens described "a tavern of dropsical appearance...... long settled down into a state of hale infirmity" with "corpulent windows in diminishing piles".
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Charles Dickens Source: BBC News

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