rheumy 1590s, from RHEUM (Cf. rheum) + -Y (Cf. -y) (2).

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  • Rheumy — Rheum y, a. Of or pertaining to rheum; abounding in, or causing, rheum; affected with rheum. [1913 Webster] His head and rheumy eyes distill in showers. Dryden. [1913 Webster] And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air To add unto his sickness. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rheumy — adj. Rheumy is used with these nouns: ↑eye …   Collocations dictionary

  • rheumy — rheum|y [ rumi ] adjective LITERARY rheumy eyes look red and wet because of illness, sadness, or old age …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rheumy — [[t]ru͟ːmi[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If someone has rheumy eyes, their eyes are red and watery, usually because they are very ill or old. [LITERARY] …   English dictionary

  • rheumy — UK [ˈruːmɪ] / US [ˈrumɪ] adjective literary rheumy eyes look red and wet because of illness, sadness, or old age …   English dictionary

  • rheumy — adjective 1. moist, damp, wet (especially of air) the raw and theumy damp of night air • Similar to: ↑wet • Derivationally related forms: ↑rheum 2. of or pertaining to arthritis my creaky old joints rheumy with …   Useful english dictionary

  • rheumy — adjective see rheum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rheumy — rheumily, adv. rheuminess, n. /rooh mee/, adj. rheumier, rheumiest. pertaining to, causing, full of, or affected with rheum. [1585 95; RHEUM + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rheumy — adjective of, relating to, or producing rheum from the mucous membranes; watery …   Wiktionary

  • rheumy — Synonyms and related words: bloody, chylifactive, chylifactory, chylific, excretory, humoral, ichorous, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, phlegmy, purulent, pussy, salivant, salivary, salivous, sanious,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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