revulsive

revulsive

[ri-vuhl-siv] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
tending to alter the distribution of blood by revulsion.
noun
2.
a revulsive agent, especially one that causes revulsion.
Also, revulsant.


Origin:
1610–20; < Latin revuls(us) (see revulsion) + -ive

revulsively, adverb
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revulsive (rɪˈvʌlsɪv)
 
adj
1.  of or causing revulsion
 
n
2.  med a counterirritant
 
re'vulsively
 
adv

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