What does the word dropsical mean?

Usage examples for dropsical

  1. For to the blind, dumb, deaf, and lame, dropsical, possessed, and leprous, shipwrecked, and captives, " ipsius mertis," as a reward for her holy deeds, remedies are conferred. – The Saint's Tragedy by Charles Kingsley
  2. These heretical teachers were swollen with dropsical self- conceit; but this is wholesome, solid growth. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  3. Whether they were really helping him against Time and Decay or not, they were making him pink and dropsical, and had not prevented, if they had not helped to produce, a baldness as of an eggshell. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan