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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
USAGE 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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