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Synonyms for dropsical

swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid


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The first edition reads, "This dropsical affliction was all the more cruel in that she had been a very active woman and had managed the farm as zealously as her husband had managed his mill" (14).
He was dropsical, he was consumptive, he was surfeited, was gouty, and some say, he had a tang of the pox in his bowels.
He went on to describe "The Dark Knight Rises" as "murky, interminable, confused, and dropsical with self-importance.
No more patriotism of barspongers and dropsical impostors.
Since each sin shows the signs of the ailment it is likely to bring about, it is clear that Spenser wants us to understand that sin is unwise as well as wrong, as dropsical Gluttony and syphilitic Lechery can attest.
A friendly willow-tree, of a most extraordinary shade of blue green, droops in sympathy over the afflicted female, while a nondescript looking bird, resembling a dropsical bull-frog, suspends his song and one leg, in the foreground.
Five tenders for the supply of (a) dropsical blood washing machines, (b) blood bank instruments, (c) psyotherapy treatment instruments, (d) a muscles & nerves plotter & (e) a pumping instrument for balloon catheterization.
Unsmiling, the intense green-eyed doctor comes across as distinguished, dignified, and dropsical.
She has a very sickly appearance, and is troubled with a dropsical complaint, which is most probably the consequence of the changes in her manner of living, which her being carried from her own country inevitably occasioned.
and our fat blue lakes and our dropsical features, our eyes
the capital is become an overgrown monster; which, like a dropsical head, will in time leave the body and extremities without nourishment and support.