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Dec 17, 2020
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irrefutable
amnesia
psychogenic
polydipsia
propensity

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polydipsia

PRONUNCIATION:
(paw-lee-DIP-see-uh)

MEANING:
noun: Excessive or abnormal thirst.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek poly- (much, many) + dipsa (thirst). Earliest documented use: 1661.

USAGE:
“Patients with psychogenic polydipsia were driven to drink excessively: Sinks had to be disabled. Toilets drained. In the worst cases, like this one, the heart failed due to fluid overload.”
Dustin Thomason; 12.21: A Novel; Dial Press; 2012.

See more usage examples of polydipsia in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" -John Greenleaf Whittier, poet (1807-1892)

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