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Meaning of "phthisic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PHTHISIC

From Old French tisike, from Latin phthisicus, from Greek phthisikos.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PHTHISIC

phthisic  [ˈθaɪsɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHTHISIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phthisic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PHTHISIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of phthisic in the English dictionary

The definition of phthisic in the dictionary is relating to or affected with phthisis.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHTHISIC


basic
ˈbeɪsɪk
bibasic
baɪˈbeɪsɪk
crisic
ˈkraɪsɪk
diabasic
ˌdaɪəˈbeɪsɪk
diastasic
ˌdaɪəˈsteɪsɪk
dibasic
daɪˈbeɪsɪk
gneissic
ˈnaɪsɪk
metasilicic
ˌmɛtəsɪˈlɪsɪk
monobasic
ˌmɒnəʊˈbeɪsɪk
nonbasic
ˌnɒnˈbeɪsɪk
paradisic
ˌpærəˈdɪsɪk
polybasic
ˌpɒlɪˈbeɪsɪk
rheobasic
ˌriːəˈbeɪsɪk
silicic
sɪˈlɪsɪk
tetrabasic
ˌtɛtrəˈbeɪsɪk
tribasic
traɪˈbeɪsɪk
ultrabasic
ˌʌltrəˈbeɪsɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHTHISIC

phthalate
phthalein
phthalic acid
phthalic anhydride
phthalin
phthalocyanin
phthalocyanine
phthiriases
phthiriasis
phthisical
phthisicky
phthisis
Phuket
phut
phwoar
phycobilin
phycobiont
phycocyan
phycocyanin
phycoerythrin

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHTHISIC

analgesic
anisic
art music
background music
classical music
country music
dance music
electronic music
folk music
forensic
House music
intrinsic
Jurassic
music
pop music
popular music
rock music
sheet music
sic
world music

Synonyms and antonyms of phthisic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phthisic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHTHISIC

Find out the translation of phthisic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of phthisic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «phthisic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

phthisic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tísico
570 millions of speakers

English

phthisic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

phthisic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

phthisic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

phthisic
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tísico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

phthisic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phtisique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fisikal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

phthisic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

phthisic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

phthisic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Phthisic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phthisic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

phthisic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Phthisic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

verem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

phthisic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

phthisic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

phthisic
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

phthisic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φθισικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

phthisic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

phthisic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

phthisic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phthisic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHTHISIC»

The term «phthisic» is used very little and occupies the 165.473 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHTHISIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «phthisic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «phthisic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about phthisic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHTHISIC»

Discover the use of phthisic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phthisic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Voices of the Buffalo Soldier: Records, Reports, and ...
When did you notice the first symptoms of the phthisic? (Ans.) I think it was in 1871. (Ques.) Had you ever noticed any symptoms of the phthisic before 1871? ( Ans.) No sir. (Ques.) Did you have any phthisic before you ever went into the service ...
Frank N. Schubert, 2009
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The Hedge School, The Midnight Mass, The Donagh Traits And ...
Well, then, spell phthisic. Oh, that's physic you're spellin'. Now, Larry, do you know the difference between physic and phthisic?" "No, sir." "Well, I'll expound it: phthisic, you see, manes—whisht, boys: will yez hould yer tongues there— phthisic, ...
William Carleton, 2012
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Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry [William Carleton]
“Well, I'll expound it:' phthisic, you see, manes—whisht, boys; will yees hould yer tongues there—phthisic, Larry, signifies—that is, phthisic -mind, it's not physic I'm expounding, but phthisic—boys, will yees stop yer noise there—signifies but, ...
‎1834
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Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry
Now, Larry, do you know the difference between physic and phthisic." " No, Sir," " Well, I'll expound it: phthisic, you see, manes — whisht boys, will yees hould yer tongues there — phthisic, Larry, signifies — that is, phthisic — mind, it's not ...
William Carleton, William Henry Brooke, 1830
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Opera: Desire, Disease, Death
1' The "Phthisic Beauty" and the Tubercle Bacillus In the short story Antonie, of course, is described as being pale, as well as having red cheeks. Consumption has a long history of being understood as "a disease of extreme contrasts: white ...
Linda Hutcheon, Michael Hutcheon, 1999
6
Best of Burnett
Here I conclude that the phthisic virus acted, and acted adequately, cu- rati vely — its stop-spot being on the offside of the disease as expressed in this damsel. As to the use of the other remedies, I would specially insist upon the fact that the ...
James Compton Burnett, H. L. Chitkara, 2002
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Blackman's Coffin: A Sam Blackman Mystery
I read phthisic. “Yes,” I said. “That stopped me too. I don't even know how to pronounce it let alone know what it means.” “Tiz'ik,” he said. “Phthisic is most commonly used as a medical term. It means shrunken, atrophied.” He turned the journal ...
Mark de Castrique, 2011
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The Dublin Penny Journal
Well, I'll expound it : phthisic, you see, manes — whisht, boys, will yees hould yer tongues there — phthisic, Larry, signifies — that is, phthisic— mind, it's not physic I'm expounding, but phthisic — boys, will yees stop yer noise there — signifies ...
Philip Dixon Hardy, 1835
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Volpone, Or the Fox
Now, my feigned cough, my phthisic, and my gout, My apoplexy, palsy, and catarrhs, 125 Help, with your forced functions, this my posture, Wherein this three year I have milked their hopes. He comes; I hear him [He coughs.] Uh! uh! uh! uh!
Ben Jonson, Brian Parker, 1999
10
T. S. Eliot: The Pattern in the Carpet
"Meagre" and "phthisic," the Princess Volupine is of course but only incidentally the attenuated shadow of Browning's Venetian lady, she of the "superb abundance" of breast in A Tocatta ofGalup- pi's, which is quoted in Eliot's epigraph.
Elisabeth Wintersteen Schneider, 1975

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHTHISIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phthisic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Useful Family Recipes for Curing Diseases of Man and Beast part 4 …
Some of the other diseases in this section of the book include choleramorbus, salt rheum, phthisic, summer complaint and white swelling. «Examiner.com, Apr 15»
2
Answer Man: Where is the real Thomas Wolfe angel?
No, I didn't know the definition of "phthisic," either. It means suffering from tuberculosis, or wasted away. As am I after actually having to work on ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Apr 15»
3
A Different Kafka
The fact is, Kafka was a son of Prague to his phthisic fingertips. As a young man he remarked ruefully that the city had claws, and would not let ... «The New York Review of Books, Oct 13»
4
School Life — Honor Rolls: Perquimans Schools
... Weston Phthisic, Majestic Powell, Amanda Pulley, Savannah Rountree, Tyler Rountree, Bailey Symons, Austin Votava, and Toni Woodward. «The Daily Advance, Apr 13»
5
Academic Achievement: 2011 Skinner Memorial Scholarships …
... at Elizabeth City State University; Andrew Jonathan Jacot of Hertford, sophomore at the College of the Albemarle; Rachel Phthisic of Hertford, ... «The Daily Advance, Jul 11»
6
Spruill co-Player of Year in baseball
Russell, Forbes, Phthisic and Spruill were on the Daily Advance All-Area team while Fields and Mento were honorable mention. The rest of the ... «The Daily Advance, Jun 11»
7
Perquimans passing chemistry test
“It was frustrating,” added shortstop Rachel Phthisic, who actually missed much of that season with a broken leg. “Manteo, Williamston ... «The Daily Advance, May 11»
8
Pirates baseball has new look
Among the familiar faces are seniors Rachel Phthisic (shortstop), Jamie Denson (1B-2B), Kylli Lassiter (OF-P), Crystal Pulley (1B-P) and ... «The Daily Advance, Feb 11»
9
Player of the Year Francie Jenkins
Phthisic, a senior libero who was the Four Rivers Conference Co-Player of the Year, averaged an astounding 65 digs a game and seven ... «The Daily Advance, Dec 10»
10
Brett A. Clark/The Daily Advance
Rachel Phthisic was named Co-Player of the Year in the Four Rivers Conference. The senior had 1,388 dist this season and led the Pirates to ... «The Daily Advance, Nov 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. Phthisic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phthisic>. Jul 2019 ».
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