Part of speech: noun

An abnormal accumulation of liquid in some part of the body.

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Usage examples "dropsy":

  1. Then tell me- did death by dropsy give you great pleasure? - "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.
  2. 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", Thomas Hood.
  3. I give birth to twins five months ago, she said, and since then dropsy have set in. - "Change in the Village", (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt.