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The meaning of Scurvy

Scurvy – definition


A disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin c, characterized by swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds, which particularly affected poorly nourished sailors until the end of the 18th century.

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The ravages of scurvy

Worthless or contemptible.

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That was a scurvy trick

An illness of the body tissues that is caused by not having enough vitamin c

Scurvy translation into English

Scurvy: translate from English into Chinese

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Scurvy: translate from English into Dutch

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Scheurbuik, Schunnig, Aan scheurbuik lijdend, Vuil, Min, Gemeen, Schuldregeling

Scurvy: translate from English into French

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Scorbut, Vil, Bas, Mesquin

Scurvy: translate from English into German

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Skorbut, Schändlich

Scurvy: translate from English into Hindi

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पाजी, रूसीदार, स्कर्वी, अशिष्ट, एक प्रकार का रक्तरोग, बेअदब, नीच, रक्तस्राव रोग का, शीतल, शीताद

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Scorbuto, Vile, Abbietto

Scurvy: translate from English into Korean

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괴혈병, 상스러운

Scurvy: translate from English into Russian

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Цинга, Презренный, Подлый, Низкий

Scurvy: translate from English into Spanish

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Escorbuto, Vil

Word origin

late Middle English (as an adjective meaning ‘scurfy’): from scurf + -y1. The noun use (mid 16th century) is by association with French scorbut (see scorbutic).

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