noun[mass noun] chiefly literary
A watery fluid that collects in or drips from the nose or eyes.
- The mouth of the pig is open and she sees a row of small wet teeth as the head moves round towards her and there is something damp, like rheum, on both its cheeks.
- Using breath spray to hide the smell of booze and an eyedropper to clear the rheum, Galvin proceeds to a wake, where he waits in line to console the bereaved widow - then hands her his card.
- Again, with container in hand, Ellsbeth drank; there was a look of calm peace through the rheum that had settled like cobwebs across her pupils.
Words that rhyme with rheumabloom, assume, backroom, bloom, Blum, boom, broom, brume, combe, consume, doom, entomb, exhume, flume, foredoom, fume, gloom, Hume, illume, inhume, Khartoum, khoum, loom, neume, perfume, plume, presume, resume, room, spume, subsume, tomb, vroom, whom, womb, zoom
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