Adjective "arthritis" definition and examples

(Arthritis may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɑːˈθrʌɪtɪs/

Definitions and examples

noun

A disease causing painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.
  1. 'The drug is now to be tested to see if it can help sufferers of Crohn's Disease and juvenile arthritis.'
  2. 'Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder and is the most common form of arthritis.'
  3. 'It was hoped the drug would help arthritis, leukaemia and multiple sclerosis.'
  4. 'Smith told the jury that he had been in poor health for some years and suffered from asthma and arthritis.'
  5. 'For example, arthritis is a long-term condition that causes painful and stiff joints.'
  6. 'If the cartilage is worn away, by arthritis for example, it can make the joint painful and stiff.'
  7. 'I know of cases where cannabis has almost wiped out pain from such diseases as arthritis.'
  8. 'Older people may get pain in their jaw joint due to arthritis, when the joint becomes worn with age.'
  9. 'Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes.'
  10. 'He became an alcoholic, and had diabetes and arthritis, which meant he had to use a walking stick.'

More definitions

1. acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.

More examples(as adjective)

"drugs can be arthritis."

Origin

Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, from arthron ‘joint’. Arthritic was already used in late Middle English.