Discutient Dis*cu"tient, a. [L. discutiens, p. pr. of discutere. See {Discuss}.] (Med.) Serving to disperse morbid matter; discussive; as, a discutient application. -- n. An agent (as a medicinal application) which serves to disperse morbid matter. ``Foment with discutiens.'' --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

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  • dis|cu|tient — «dihs KYOO shuhnt», adjective, noun. –adj. serving to disperse diseased matter: »a discutient medicine. –n. a discutient medicine or agent. ╂[< Latin discutiēns, entis, present participle of discutere; see etym. under discuss (Cf. ↑discuss)] …   Useful english dictionary

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