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1Forming names of inflammatory diseases.‘cystitis’‘hepatitis’
- 1.1informal Used with reference to a tendency or state of mind that is compared to a disease.‘creditcarditis’
- 1.1informal Used with reference to a tendency or state of mind that is compared to a disease.
From Greek feminine form of adjectives ending in -itēs (combined with nosos ‘disease’ implied).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.