Revulsive Re*vul"sive, n. That which causes revulsion; specifically (Med.), a revulsive remedy or agent. [1913 Webster]

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  • Revulsive — Re*vul sive, a. [Cf. F. r[ e]vulsif.] Causing, or tending to, revulsion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revulsive — revulsively, adv. /ri vul siv/, Med. adj. 1. tending to alter the distribution of blood by revulsion. n. 2. a revulsive agent, esp. one that causes revulsion. Also, revulsant. [1610 20; < L revuls(us) (see REVULSION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • révulsive — ● révulsif, révulsive adjectif (latin revulsum, de revellere, arracher) révulsif nom masculin (latin revulsum, de revellere, arracher) Procédé thérapeutique visant à provoquer une irritation cutanée locale afin de retenir le sang près de la peau …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • revulsive — adj. & n. Med. adj. producing revulsion. n. a revulsive substance …   Useful english dictionary

  • revulsive — adjective see revulsion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • revulsive — adjective Causing revulsion …   Wiktionary

  • revulsive — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, antiphonal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, insurrectionary, invidious, obnoxious, radical, reacting, reactionary, reactive, reflex, reflexive, refluent, repellent, respondent, responding, responsive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • revulsive — re vul·sive || rɪ vÊŒlsɪv adj. causing revulsion; serving to draw blood from one area to another through counterirritation (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • revulsive — re·vul·sive …   English syllables

  • revulsive — /rəˈvʌlsɪv/ (say ruh vulsiv) adjective tending to alter the distribution of blood by causing congestion, especially in the intestine. –revulsively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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