rubefaction

rubefaction

[roo-buh-fak-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of making red, especially with a rubefacient.
2.
redness of the skin caused by a rubefacient.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin rubefactus (past participle of rubefacere; see rubefacient) + -ion

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rubefy (ˈruːbɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to make red, esp (of a counterirritant) to make the skin go red
 
[C19: from Latin rubefacere, from rubeus red + facere to make]
 
rubefacient
 
adj, —n
 
rubefaction
 
n

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