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dyspeptic
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The House of Mirth
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as in: diet for dyspeptics Define
a person suffering from indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • The consequence is the dinner gets cold, and I have dyspepsia.
  • Gad! what a study might be made of the tyranny of the stomach—the way a sluggish liver or insufficient gastric juices might affect the whole course of the universe, overshadow everything in reach—chronic dyspepsia ought to be among the "statutory causes"; a woman’s life might be ruined by a man’s inability to digest fresh bread.

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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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  • He was a mournful dyspeptic, intent on finding out the deleterious ingredients of every dish and diverted from this care only by the sound of his wife’s voice.
  • It was not often that he found so ready an ear; and, being a man as well as a dyspeptic, it may be that as he poured his grievances into it he was not insensible to its rosy symmetry.

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  • Here were Dorset and his wife once more presenting their customary faces to the world, she engrossed in establishing her relation with an intensely new gown, he shrinking with dyspeptic dread from the multiplied solicitations of the MENU.

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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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