Attrahent At"tra*hent, a. [L. attrahens, p. pr. of attrahere. See {Attract}, v. t.] Attracting; drawing; attractive. [1913 Webster]

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  • Attrahent — At tra*hent, n. 1. That which attracts, as a magnet. [1913 Webster] The motion of the steel to its attrahent. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A substance which, by irritating the surface, excites action in the part to which it is applied, as a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attrahent — index attractive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • attrahent — that which attracts, 1660s, from L. attrahentem (nom. attrahens), prp. of attrahere (see ATTRACT (Cf. attract)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • attrahent — 1. adjective /ˈætɹəhənt/ That ; , attracting. The humours, which easily follow the attrahent medicament. 2. noun /ˈætɹəhənt/ An attrahent . The motion of steel to its attrahent …   Wiktionary

  • attrahent — ˈa.trəhənt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin attrahent , attrahens, present participle of attrahere to attract more at attract : attractant …   Useful english dictionary

  • attrahent — at·tra·hent …   English syllables

  • attrahent —   a. attracting; drawing towards or forward; n. such thing or muscle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Attraction — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion towards, actively. < N PARAG:Attraction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attraction attraction attractiveness Sgm: N 1 attractivity attractivity Sgm: N 1 drawing to drawing to pulling towards adduction magnetism gravity …   English dictionary for students

  • Axungia — is a kind of soft animal fat, usually from around the kidneys of geese or pigs, used in pre modern western medicine. It differs from lard, which is firm, and suet or adeps, which is dry.The Ancient Romans distinguished fat into pinguedo or… …   Wikipedia

  • attractive — I adjective adorable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attracting, attrahent, beauteous, beautiful, beckoning, becoming, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, catching, catchy, charming, comely, delightful, desirable, drawing, elegant, enchanting,… …   Law dictionary

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