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rubefacient

[roo-buh-fey-shuh nt] /ˌru bəˈfeɪ ʃənt/
adjective
1.
causing redness of the skin, as a medicinal application.
noun
2.
Medicine/Medical. a rubefacient application, as a mustard plaster.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Latin rubefacient- (stem of rubefaciēns, present participle of rubefacere to redden), equivalent to rube-, variant stem of rubēre to redden, be red + -facient- -facient
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Examples from the web for rubefacient
  • The turpentine obtained from the resin of all pine trees is antiseptic, diuretic, rubefacient and vermifuge.
  • The leaves and rhizomes are considered refrigerant and rubefacient, and are recommended for epilepsy.
  • Taro was used in earache and as an external stimulant and rubefacient.
rubefacient in Medicine

rubefacient ru·be·fa·cient (rōō'bə-fā'shənt)
adj.
Producing redness, as of the skin. n.
A substance that irritates the skin, causing redness.


ru'be·fac'tion (-fāk'shən) n.
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