What does the word dropsy mean?

Usage examples for dropsy

  1. Howbeit, such Bacchanalian revels Bring very sad catastrophes about; Palsy, Dyspepsy, Dropsy, and Blue Devils, Not to forget the Gout. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  2. I give birth to twins five months ago, she said, and since then dropsy have set in. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt