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Definition of "dyspepsia" [dys•pep•si•a]

  • Disturbed digestion; indigestion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dyspepsia" in a sentence
  • "Hence, although the meaning of dyspepsia must be restricted, as its derivations demand; the term, digestion, bears a much more extensive signification than it generally receives, and any error in its process may be properly denominated indigestion; however, Mr. Halsted regards the term dyspepsia as equivalent to indigestion, and we may, for once, adopt the same phraseology."
  • "He had what they call dyspepsia, which I-- I guess means an upset stomach and heartburn, constantly sleep deprived, constipated."
  • "Long has he promised to try the breezes of the plains for what he calls dyspepsia, and the artist calls"