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dyspeptic
used in Moby Dick

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1  —4 uses as in:
diet for dyspeptics
Definition
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.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (81% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (7% in)
  • By some, ambergris is supposed to be the cause, and by others the effect, of the dyspepsia in the whale.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (54% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (54% in)

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  • This is the reason why most dyspeptic religionists cherish such melancholy notions about their hereafters.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (81% in)
  • 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."
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (23% in)

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