Ec*phrac"tic\, a. [Gr. ?, from ? to open; ? out + ? to block up: cf. F. ecphractique.] (Med.) Serving to dissolve or attenuate viscid matter, and so to remove obstructions; deobstruent. -- n. An ecphractic medicine. --Harvey.
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