attrahent

Attrahent

At"tra*hent\, a. [L. attrahens, p. pr. of attrahere. See Attract, v. t.] Attracting; drawing; attractive.
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Attrahent

At"tra*hent\, n. 1. That which attracts, as a magnet.

The motion of the steel to its attrahent. --Glanvill.

2. (Med.) A substance which, by irritating the surface, excites action in the part to which it is applied, as a blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.
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