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Colicky \Col"ick*y\, a. Pertaining to, or troubled with, colic; as, a colicky disorder; a colicky baby.


a. Of, pertaining to, or suffering from colic


adj. suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal [syn: flatulent, gassy]

Usage examples of "colicky".

But very often mothers of colicky babies experience exhaustion and defeat which sometimes can be followed by depression.

Thirst, irregular appetite, colicky pains, excessive flow of saliva, enlargement of the abdomen, itching of the nose, pallor of the face, offensive breath, disturbed sleep, and grinding of the teeth, all are common symptoms.

The attack may be sudden, although it is usually preceded by a sensation of uneasiness and colicky pains in the stomach.

Baby Gary had been a colicky infant with an impressive lung capacity.

Off he goes, filling our ears with endless, colicky speeches about the honor of the Ninth and all that Miles Gloriosus codswallop, when the truth is that he just fancies a sliver of stuffed pike now and again.