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 Dictionary entry overview: What does symptomatic mean? 

SYMPTOMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective SYMPTOMATIC has 2 senses:

1. characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease
2. relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms

  Familiarity information: SYMPTOMATIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SYMPTOMATIC (adjective)

Sense 1symptomatic [BACK TO TOP]


Characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease


symptomatic; diagnostic

Context examples:

a diagnostic sign of yellow fever / diagnostic information / a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever / symptomatic of insanity / a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown


characteristic (typical or distinctive)

Sense 2symptomatic [BACK TO TOP]


Relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

symptomatic relief / symptomatic treatment / a symptomatic classification of diseases


symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

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