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Definition relating to or involving the stomach
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastric juices
  • I only know it turned out as uncomfortably for Tom Tulliver as if he had been plied with cheese in order to remedy a gastric weakness which prevented him from digesting it.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Despite our compromise, my campaign to avoid school had continued in one form or another since my first day's dose of it: the beginning of last September had brought on sinking spells, dizziness, and mild gastric complaints.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • gastric = stomach related
  • Before leaving London I gave him a capsule to take last thing at night which had, I said, done wonders for my own gastric juices.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I then start the run up the Yukon River and inside of four hours I thought I was going to die of gastric distress.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • How could he have been excited when his body was debilitated by a gastric disorder?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • What he did have was a large oozing gastric ulcer.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Men go happy or miserable as they have healthy or unhealthy livers, or sound gastric glands.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Aspirin was a gastric irritant, and it could exacerbate bleeding.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • It could he a symptom of gastric upset.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • It is not their gastric juices that limit hyenas, but the power of their jaws, which is formidable.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Disturbs the gastric enzymes and leads to ulcers, the occupational disease of the underground.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Last year we had some very strange cases of illness among the visitors—typhoid cases, and cases of gastric fever— Mrs. Stockmann.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • A familiar gastric lurch informed him that the plane was beginning to descend.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • With nowhere for the gas and other contents to escape, his stomach had swelled painfully in a life-threatening condition known as gastric dilatation-volvulus.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Mrs. Reverend Jones thinks she's got gastric ulcer.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I only know it turned out as uncomfortably for Tom Tulliver as if he had been plied with cheese in order to remedy a gastric weakness which prevented him from digesting it.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He performed simple surgery — on appendixes, gastric ulcers, compound fractures — but he also rather daringly practiced every other sort of medicine, too, except gynecology and obstetrics.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Another reason which Sag-Harbor (he went by that name) urged for his want of faith in this matter of the prophet, was something obscurely in reference to his incarcerated body and the whale's gastric juices.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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