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English definition of “rheumatism”

rheumatism

noun [U] uk   /ˈruː.mə.tɪ.zəm/ us  
a medical condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints (= places where two bones are connected) or muscles of the body: She suffers from rheumatism. I can't play the piano any more because I have rheumatism in my fingers.
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