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arthritis  (ɑːˈθraɪtɪs



  1. inflammation of a joint or joints characterized by pain and stiffness of the affected parts, caused by gout, rheumatic fever, etc See also rheumatoid arthritis
Rather than talking about an arthritic or arthritics, it is better to talk about a person with arthritis and people with arthritis

Derived Forms

arthritic  (ɑːˈθrɪtɪk   adjective, noun

Word Origin

C16: via Latin from Greek: see arthro-, -itis

Translations for 'arthritis'

  • British English: arthritis Arthritis is a condition in which the joints in someone's body are swollen and painful.I have a touch of arthritis in the wrist.ɑːˈθraɪtɪs NOUN
  • Arabic: اِلْتِهَابُ الـمَفَاصِل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: artrite
  • Chinese: 关节炎
  • Croatian: artritis
  • Czech: artritida
  • Danish: ledegigt
  • Dutch: artritis
  • European Spanish: artritis
  • Finnish: niveltulehdus
  • French: arthrite
  • German: Arthritis
  • Greek: αρθρίτιδα
  • Italian: artrite
  • Japanese: 関節炎
  • Korean: 관절염
  • Norwegian: leddbetennelse
  • Polish: zapalenie stawów
  • Portuguese: artrite
  • Romanian: artrită artrite
  • Russian: артрит
  • Spanish: artritis
  • Swedish: artrit
  • Thai: โรคข้อต่ออักเสบ
  • Turkish: mafsal iltihabı
  • Ukrainian: артрит
  • Vietnamese: chứng viêm khớp

Example Sentences Including 'arthritis'

Midvale shifted in his chair; his arthritis was troubling him this evening.
Penn, John Widow's End
There were a couple of old walking sticks leaning behind the door -- relics of his predecessor's arthritis.
The woman with her was as crippled by arthritis and bad food as the girl was disabled by her suffering.
McCorquodale, Robin Dansville


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