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 Dictionary entry overview: What does colic mean? 

COLIC (noun)
  The noun COLIC has 1 sense:

1. acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)

  Familiarity information: COLIC used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

COLIC (noun)

Sense 1colic [BACK TO TOP]


Acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


colic; gripes; griping; intestinal colic

Hypernyms ("colic" is a kind of...):

hurting; pain (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "colic"):

lead colic; painter's colic (symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation)

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