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Definition of "hydroptic" []

  • Pertaining to or affected with hydropsy; dropsical; hence, thirsty.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "hydroptic" in a sentence
  • "It is not only that they show little of Donne's subtlety of mind or 'hydroptic, immoderate thirst of human learning', but they want, what gives its interest to this subtle and fantastic misapplication of learning, —the complexity of mood, the range of personal feeling which lends such fullness of life to Donne's strange and troubled poetry."
  • "He must escape from that "hydroptic, immoderate" thirst of experience by yielding to it."
  • "He has left it on record in one of his letters that he was a victim at one period of "the worst voluptuousness, an hydroptic, immoderate desire of human learning and languages.""