Definition of rheumatism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rheumatism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈruməˌtɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a disease that makes the muscles and joints painful, stiff and swollen
NAmE//rʊˈmæt̮ɪk//
 
adjective rheumatic pains
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