itis

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See also: itiş and -itis

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From suffix -itis (disease characterized by inflammation). Compare phobia, from -phobia, sophy, from -sophy, ism, from -ism, and ana, from -ana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

itis (plural itises)

  1. (informal) A medical condition accompanied by inflammation.
    • 1973, April 16, “Scorecard”, Robert W. Creamer ed., in Sports Illustrated
      “. . . Arthritis, tendinitis and all those other itises will eventually catch up with you.”
  2. (informal, Caribbean) The feeling of sleepiness after eating a heavy meal, usually the itis.

References[edit]

  • itis” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.



Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ītis

  1. second-person plural present active indicative of