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rheumatics

Syllabification: rheu·mat·ics
Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈmadiks
 
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Definition of rheumatics in English:

plural noun

[usually treated as singular] informal
Rheumatism; rheumatic pains.
Example sentences
  • Nothing special about a touch of the rheumatics, I tell myself.
  • There was nothing I could do but put a brave face on it and go after them, but now my rheumatics are playing up something rotten and my truss is all rusty.
  • I have rheumatics in the spine now and I've been in hospital three times with my stomach.

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