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diaphoretic

[dahy-uh-fuh-ret-ik] /ˌdaɪ ə fəˈrɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
producing perspiration.
noun
2.
a diaphoretic medicine.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Late Latin diaphorēticus < Greek diaphorētikós promoting perspiration, equivalent to diaphorē- (see diaphoresis) + -tikos -tic
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Examples from the web for diaphoretic
  • Replace dressings more frequently in diaphoretic patients.
  • It has also been used as a diaphoretic and weak anti-inflammatory.
  • He made a second attempt but again had to climb down and was noted to be cyanotic, pale, and diaphoretic.
  • She was diaphoretic, gasping, and lost consciousness.
  • These patients may appear pale, diaphoretic, or cyanotic.
British Dictionary definitions for diaphoretic

diaphoretic

/ˌdaɪəfəˈrɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or causing sweat
noun
2.
a diaphoretic drug or agent
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diaphoretic in Medicine

diaphoretic di·a·pho·ret·ic (dī'ə-fə-rět'ĭk, dī-āf'ə-)
adj.
Producing or increasing perspiration. n.
A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration.

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