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From rachitis +‎ -ic.



rachitic (comparative more rachitic, superlative most rachitic)

  1. (medicine) Pertaining to or affected by rickets. [from 18th c.]
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 761:
      Nor was there time to do much more than distribute some sweet to the pallid rachitic children.
  2. Feeble, in a weak or precarious condition. [from 19th c.]
    natives with over-valued rachitic currencies -- Time
    a tall, narrow-shouldered and rachitic house in a little obscure square -- Aldous Huxley

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