pertaining to or of the nature of .
affected with or subject to .
a person affected with .
Contemporary Examples

Bedridden Child Rather spent about three years of his childhood bedridden with rheumatic fever.
10 Revelations from ‘Rather Outspoken’ Autobiography Ben Jacobs April 27, 2012

Historical Examples

These are children who have large tonsils or who are rheumatic.
The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) Grant Hague

rheumatic and eruptive fevers are more liable to induce abortion.
Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin

Practically all the rheumatic cases have low pressure, the syphilitic cases have a high pressure.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

Papa was to do with journalism, but is rheumatic and has retired.
A Room With A View E. M. Forster

Mrs. Everett had just recovered from a severe attack of rheumatic fever, contracted the spring before in Paris.
The Philosopher’s Joke Jerome K. Jerome

The Captain was seventy years of age, rheumatic, and slightly bent.
The Sheep Eaters William Alonzo Allen

Her sister was now and henceforth an invalid, suffering sadly from rheumatic arthritis.
The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2 Edward Tyas Cook

And the wife—she ain’t strong, just got up from rheumatic fever.
Five Little Peppers at School Margaret Sidney

He was an old man with a rheumatic walk and a stubbly, unshaven chin stained with tobacco juice.
The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton

of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
a person afflicted with rheumatism

late 14c., from Old French reumatique (Modern French rhumatique), from Latin rheumaticus “troubled with rheum,” from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma “discharge from the body” (see rheum).

rheumatic rheu·mat·ic (rōō-māt’ĭk)
Relating to or characterized by rheumatism. n.
One who is affected by rheumatism.


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