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- (rare, archaic) Dropsy.
- 1809, Arthur Edmondston, A View of the Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands:
- Water sickness, or general dropsy, also frequently takes place among sheep.
- 1908, British Medical Journal, page 999:
- For water sickness (dropsy), or stones in the bladder, the cure was elder (sambucus, B.P.), for which also it is claimed “all things which are generated on a man's body to loathe, it thoroughly will heal.”