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Definition of "croupy" [croup•y]

  • Of, pertaining to, suggestive of, or caused by croup. (adjective)

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Use "croupy" in a sentence
  • "Inspiratory stridor, with or without intercostal recession, pallor, with or without cyanosis with cough and "croupy" voice."
  • "It seemed as though dozens of men were snoring at the same time, and that some of them were dangerously "croupy," for they choked and gulped, and every now and then one would have nightmare and groan and yell until some one would tell him to "shut up," or perhaps say something funny about him to the others."
  • "A "croupy" child should be carefully shielded from all physical excitation, sudden waking from sleep, and any punishment that tends to awaken intense fear or terror."