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dyspeptic -- as in: diet for dyspeptics
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as in: diet for dyspeptics Define
a person suffering from indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • 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
  • Improvements in dyspeptic symptoms more likely to be seen if a nonselective NSAID is replaced with a COX-2 specific inhibitor.
  • I then asked Queequeg whether he himself was ever troubled with dyspepsia; expressing the idea very plainly, so that he could take it in.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • —That cursed dyspepsia, he said before drinking.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The boss went home with an acute attack of dyspepsia.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The consequence is the dinner gets cold, and I have dyspepsia.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • …before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimau and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic activity, the powers in the meanwhile using him for their own ends, no doubt, he cures himself of his dyspepsia, the globe acquires a faint blush on one or both of its cheeks, as if it were beginning to be ripe, and life loses its crudity and is once more sweet and wholesome to live.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • …she spoke of the distressing effects that music always had upon her, for he recognised the existence of certain neurasthenic states—but from his habit, common to many doctors, of at once relaxing the strict letter of a prescription as soon as it appeared to jeopardise, what seemed to him far more important, the success of some social gathering at which he was present, and of which the patient whom he had urged for once to forget her dyspepsia or headache formed an essential factor.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • You’ll find this about the best place for getting dyspepsia at the lowest cost in the Quarter.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage

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  • She could rattle off the composition of mistura carminativa (one gm of soda bicarb, two ml each of spirit of ammonia and tincture cardamom, point six ml of tincture of ginger, one ml of spirit of chloroform, topped off with peppermint water to thirty ml) for dyspepsia.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I heard Siegmund Yucker (native of Switzerland), a gentle creature ravaged by a cruel dyspepsia, and so frightfully lame that his head swung through a quarter of a circle at every step he took, declare appreciatively that for one so young he was "of great gabasidy," as though it had been a mere question of cubic contents.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Bar said, there was a certain point of mental strain beyond which no man could go; that the point varied with various textures of brain and peculiarities of constitution, as he had had occasion to notice in several of his learned brothers; but the point of endurance passed by a line’s breadth, depression and dyspepsia ensued.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • " He had one unfailing remedy for all the evils of this world, and he preached it to every one; no matter whether the person’s trouble was failure in business, or dyspepsia, or a quarrelsome mother-in-law, a twinkle would come into his eyes and he would say, "You know what to do about it—vote the Socialist ticket!"
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Dyspepsia, Anaemia, Toxaemia.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • She was dreadfully anaemic and suffered from the dyspepsia which accompanies that ailing.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • She was not then suffering from the dyspepsia which generally attacked her immediately after a meal.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • By some, ambergris is supposed to be the cause, and by others the effect, of the dyspepsia in the whale.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
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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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