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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: goute, from Latin gutta 'drop'; because it used to be believed that it was caused by drops of disease in the blood

gout

noun
     
gout [uncountable]
MI a disease that makes your toes, fingers, and knees swollen and painful
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