syphilitic

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syphilitic (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Of, relating to, or infected with syphilis.

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syphilitic (plural syphilitics)

  1. A person with syphilis (but see people-first language).
    • 1952, Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, Penguin Books (2014), page 337:
      It was a syphilitic who lived alone in the shanty between the hole and the railroad yard, coming up to the street only to beg money for food and disinfectant with which to soak his rags.

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syphilitic (not comparable)

  1. syphilitic