Definition of Melancholics

1. Noun. (plural of melancholic) ¹



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Definition of Melancholics

1. melancholic [n] - See also: melancholic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melancholics

melampyrite
melan-
melanaemia
melanagogue
melanagogues
melancholia
melancholiac
melancholiacs
melancholian
melancholians
melancholias
melancholic
melancholically
melancholick
melancholicks
melancholics (current term)
melancholies
melancholily
melancholiness
melancholious
melancholist
melancholists
melancholize
melancholized
melancholizes
melancholizing
melancholy
melancholy thistle
melanedema
melanemia

Literary usage of Melancholics

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1. Psyche: A Concise and Easily Comprehensible Treatise on the Elements of by Max Talmey (1910)
"Through certain devices melancholics refusing food may be influenced to take ... It is advisable to keep melancholics in bed for some time to spare their ..."

2. A Treatise on Insanity and Other Disorders Affecting the Mind by James Cowles Prichard (1835)
"Lateral ventricles in 29 very full of serum, in 23 ready to burst; in 10 among 24 melancholics astonishingly distended. Third ventricle quite full in 57 of ..."

3. Clinical Studies in Vice and in Insanity by George Robert Wilson (1899)
"We are all familiar with the insane phthisical patient who never coughs, the indifference with which melancholics pull out hairs, the insensibility to huge ..."

4. Unsoundness of Mind by Thomas Smith Clouston (1911)
"In regard to fresh air, we cannot have too much of it for our melancholics ; they should, when put to bed, be in the fresh air or partly so. ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1897)
"... are still under treatment and are chronic. Of the women 8 recovered, 1 died, and 2 have become chronic. All the melancholics recovered except one woman, ..."

6. Alienist and Neurologist (1893)
"In the melancholics attacked by cholera, the effect of this disease was very much less marked than in the maniacs, nor was it as general. ..."

7. The science and practice of medicine in relation to mind, the pathology of by John Thompson Dickson (1874)
"... because a large proportion of the melancholics whose malady is traceable to heart disease recover. Statistics on this question must be based upon ..."

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