Diapnoic Di`ap*no"ic, a. [Gr. ? outlet for the wind, exhalation, fr. ? to blow through; dia` through + ? to blow, breathe: cf. F. diapno["i]que.] (Med.) Slightly increasing an insensible perspiration; mildly diaphoretic. -- n. A gentle diaphoretic. [1913 Webster]

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