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Polydipsia


/ˌpälēˈdipsēə/

Noun

1. A non-medical symptom in which the patient displays excessive thirst. (wikipedia.org)

2. Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease. (wiktionary.org)

3. Excessive or abnormal thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction). (merriam-webster.com and wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

Word origin: From Greek polydipsios “very thirsty,” from poly- + dipsa “thirst” + -ia “condition of.”


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