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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Excessive or abnormal thirst.
From Greek poly- (much, many) + dipsa (thirst). Earliest documented use: 1661.
“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.
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