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varicosed

Definition:

abnormally swollen or knotty

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more varicosed

Superlative:

most varicosed

Similar to:

unhealthy

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

varicose

Etymology:

Latin varicosus "full of dilated veins", from varix (genitive varicis) "dilated...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Merriam-Webster:

varicose | varicosed | blown [synonym, sense-specific] | distended [synonym, sense-specific] | overinflated [synonym, sense-specific] | puffed [synonym, sense-specific] | swollen [synonym, sense-specific] | tumescent [synonym, sense-specific] | tumid [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

abnormally swollen or dilated | affected with varicose veins (8 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Wikipedia:

Varicose veins | Vericose veins

veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards. Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood... (41 of 3284 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Varicose veins

Collins Dictionary:

varicose

of or resulting from varicose veins (6 of 399 words, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

varicose | varicosed [derived] | varicosity [derived]

Syllabification: (var·i·cose) | [attributive] | affected by a condition causing the swelling and tortuous lengthening of veins, most often in the legs (20 of 59 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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

varicose [attributive] | varicosed [derived] | varicosity [derived]

(of a vein, especially in the leg) swollen, twisted, and lengthened, as a result of poor circulation (17 of 58 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/varicose

American Heritage Dictionary:

varicose

Abnormally swollen or knotted | Relating to or causing unusual swelling. | Resembling a varix on the surface of a shell. (19 of 32 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

varicose

abnormally or unusually enlarged or swollen. | pertaining to or affected with varices, which often affect the superficial portions of the lower limbs. (22 of 32 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/varicose

New World Dictionary:

varicose

abnormally and irregularly swollen or dilated | resulting from varicose veins (10 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

varicose | varix [medicine] | varices [medicine, plural]

abnormally swollen, dilated or knotty (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/varicose

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unhealthy | unhealthier [comparative] | unhealthiest [superlative] | unhealthily [adverb, related]

ill, or not physically fit | an unhealthy business or economy does not make a lot of money ; ill, or not physically fit | not good for you in a ... (29 of 100 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

unhealthy | unhealthily [adverb, derived]

not good for your health, or not strong and well (10 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unhealthy

Encarta Dictionary:

varicose | varicosed

swollen, knotted, or distended to a greater extent than normal | affected with or having varicose veins | relating to or producing swelling | ... (21 of 75 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733678​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

varicose

First use: 1730

Origin: Latin varicosus "full of dilated veins", from varix (genitive varicis) "dilated vein", probably related to varus "blotch, pimple".

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

Merriam-Webster:

varicose | varicosed

First use: about 1730

Origin: Latin varicosus full of dilated veins, from varic-, varix dilated vein

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

Oxford Dictionary:

varicose

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin varicosus, from varix (see "varix")

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

Collins Dictionary:

varicose

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Latin varicōsus, from varix

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

varicose

Origin: Latin varicōsus, from varix, varic-, swollen vein.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/varicose

New World Dictionary:

varicose

Origin: Latin varicosus from varix (generally varicis), "varix"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/varicose

Encarta Dictionary:

varicose

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin varicosus from varix "dilated vein, varicose vein"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733678​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

varicosed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "varicosed"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=varico​04 word=varicosed

varicose

Audio: North American pronunciation of "varicose"

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Collins Dictionary:

varicose

Audio: British English pronunciation of "varicose"

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the Free Dictionary:

varicose

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "varicose"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "varicose"

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

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Google Dictionary:

varicose

Audio: English pronunciation of "varicose"

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YourDictionary Audio:

varicose

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

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