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Line breaks: symp¦tom|at¦ic
Pronunciation: /sɪm(p)təˈmatɪk

Definition of symptomatic in English:


1Serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable: these difficulties are symptomatic of fundamental problems
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  • Both represent desirable objects, symptomatic of consumerism and excess.
  • Images that traditionally evoke nostalgia become symptomatic of inevitable decay.
  • Their conduct was symptomatic of the unprincipled character of the entire project.
2Exhibiting or involving medical symptoms: patients with symptomatic coeliac disease symptomatic patients
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  • The registry included patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic pulmonary embolism.
  • This remains the most common presentation of tubal pregnancy in symptomatic patients.
  • Past medical history revealed symptomatic osteoarthritis of her large extremity joints.



Example sentences
  • It has veered from offering slightly more moderate versions of Howard's policies to new departures, such as a more independent foreign policy - fine as generalities but symptomatically short on detail.
  • Duncan summons the entry's orthodox interpretation established more than a century ago by historian Elliott Coues, who read it as ‘a sadly interesting passage’ and linked it symptomatically with Lewis's suicide four years later.
  • All too often, patients, particularly the elderly, continue to be treated symptomatically for alcohol-related conditions without recognition of the underlying problem.

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