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dyspeptic
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Moby Dick
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as in: diet for dyspeptics Define
a person suffering from indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • I then asked Queequeg whether he himself was ever troubled with dyspepsia; expressing the idea very plainly, so that he could take it in.
  • By some, ambergris is supposed to be the cause, and by others the effect, of the dyspepsia in the whale.

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  • How to cure such a dyspepsia it were hard to say, unless by administering three or four boat loads of Brandreth’s pills, and then running out of harm’s way, as laborers do in blasting rocks.
  • In truth, it turned out to be one of those problematical whales that seem to dry up and die with a sort of prodigious dyspepsia, or indigestion; leaving their defunct bodies almost entirely bankrupt of anything like oil.

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  • Aspirin increases dyspeptic symptoms.
  • Jo announced that the coffee was ready, and everyone settled themselves to a hearty meal, for youth is seldom dyspeptic, and exercise develops wholesome appetites.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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  • This is the reason why most dyspeptic religionists cherish such melancholy notions about their hereafters.
  • So soon as I hear that such or such a man gives himself out for a philosopher, I conclude that, like the dyspeptic old woman, he must have "broken his digester."

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as in: dyspeptic attitude Define
irritable or tending towards a bad mood
as in: diet for dyspeptics Define
a person suffering from indigestion (dyspepsia)
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