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rheum (discharge)

Definition:

a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Related to:

rheumy

Plural:

rheums

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old French reume (13th century), from Latin rheuma, from Greek rheuma "stream,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of rheum...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

rheum

a watery discharge from the eyes or nose (8 of 264 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rheum

Wiktionary:

rheum | rheums [plural] | crusty [slang, subtype, sense-specific] | gound [UK dialectal, subtype, sense-specific] | sleep [subtype, sense-specific] | sleepy dust [informal, subtype, sense-specific] | rheumatism [synonym, sense-specific] | Tears [synonym, sense-specific]

[uncountable] Watery or thin discharge of serum or mucus, especially from the eyes or nose, formerly thought to cause disease. | Illness or disease thought to be caused by such secretions; a cold, catarrh; rheumatism. | [poetic] Tears. (36 of 75 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rheum

Merriam-Webster:

rheum | tears [synonym, sense-specific] | rheumy [adjective, related]

a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nose | [archaic] "tears" (15 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rheum

Oxford Dictionary:

rheum

Syllabification: (rheum) | [literary] | a watery fluid that collects in or drips from the nose or eyes. (16 of 53 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/rheum

rheum [literary]

a watery fluid that collects in or drips from the nose or eyes (13 of 52 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rheum

New World Dictionary:

rheum | rheumy [related]

any watery discharge from the mucous membranes, as of the mouth, eyes, or nose | a cold; rhinitis (17 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rheum

American Heritage Dictionary:

rheum | rheumy [adjective, related]

A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose. (11 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rheum

Random House Dictionary:

rheum

a thin discharge of the mucous membranes, especially during a cold. | catarrh; cold. (13 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rheum

Wikipedia:

Rheum | eye gunk | sleepydust | sleep | sleepys | sleepers | eye goop | eye crud | eye jelly | ...

thin mucus naturally discharged as a watery substance from the eyes, nose or mouth during sleep. Rheum dries and gathers as a crust in the corners of the eyes or mouth, on the eyelids, or under the nose. It's formed by a combination of mucus, nasal... (46 of 350 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

emission | emissions [plural]

[countable] a substance, especially a gas, that goes into the air ; [uncountable] the act of sending gas, light, or heat into the air (24 of 69 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/emission

Cambridge Dictionary:

emission

when gas, heat, light, etc. is sent out | an amount of gas, heat, light, etc. that is sent out (19 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/emission

Encarta Dictionary:

rheum

watery discharge coming from the eyes, nose, or mouth (9 of 29 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702503​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

rheum

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French reume (13th century), from Latin rheuma, from Greek rheuma "stream, current, a flowing", from rhein "to flow", ... (22 of 103 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=rheum

New World Dictionary:

rheum

Origin: Middle English reume from Old French from Latin rheuma from Greek, a flow, moist discharge, akin to rheein, to flow: see "stream"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rheum

American Heritage Dictionary:

rheum

Origin: Middle English reume, from Old French, from Late Latin rheuma, from Greek, a flowing, rheum; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rheum

Wiktionary:

rheum

Origin: Anglo-Norman roume, reume, Middle French rume, ryeume, and their source, Late Latin rheuma, from Ancient Greek ῥεῦμα ("stream, humour").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rheum

Rheum

Origin: Medieval Latin rheum, from Ancient Greek ῥῆον (rheon, "rhubarb")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Rheum

Merriam-Webster:

rheum

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English reume, from Anglo-French, from Latin rheuma, from Greek, literally, flow, flux, from rhein to flow

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rheum

Collins Dictionary:

rheum

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French reume, ultimately from Greek rheuma bodily humour, stream, from rhein to flow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rheum

Oxford Dictionary:

rheum

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French reume, via Latin from Greek rheuma "stream" (from rhein "to flow")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/rheum

Encarta Dictionary:

rheum

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Greek rheuma "flow, bodily humor"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702503​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

rheum

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rheum"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rheum

the Free Dictionary:

rheum

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rheum"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rheum"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "rheum" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

rheum

Audio: English pronunciation of "rheum"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rheum

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rheum"

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YourDictionary Audio:

rheum

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rheum" by speech synthesizer

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