decongestive
adjective see decongestion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • decongestive — |dē+ adjective Etymology: de + congest + ive : that relieves congestion a decongestive agent * * * /dee keuhn jes tiv/, adj. Med. relieving or tending to relieve congestion. [1900 05; DE + CONGESTIVE] * * * decongesˈtive adjective • • • Main …   Useful english dictionary

  • decongestive — /dee keuhn jes tiv/, adj. Med. relieving or tending to relieve congestion. [1900 05; DE + CONGESTIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • decongestive — adjective Serving to decongest …   Wiktionary

  • decongestive — Having the property of reducing tissue swelling. SYN: decongestant (1). * * * de·con·ges·tive (de″kən jesґtiv) decongestant (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • decongestive — adj. something which reduces or eliminates congestion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decongestive — de·congestive …   English syllables

  • Lymphedema — Classification and external resources ICD 10 I89.0, I97.2, Q82.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Decongestant — A drug that shrinks the swollen membranes in the nose and makes it easier to breath. Decongestants can be taken orally or by nasal spray. Decongestant nasal sprays should not be used for more than five days without the doctor s advice, and if so …   Medical dictionary

  • décongestif — décongestif, ive [ dekɔ̃ʒɛstif, iv ] adj. et n. m. • av. 1970; de dé et congestif ♦ Méd. Qui atténue ou fait disparaître une congestion. N. m. Un décongestif. ⇒DÉCONGESTIF, IVE, adj. [En parlant d un médicament] ,,Qui diminue ou supprime la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • decongestion — noun Date: 1908 the process of relieving congestion • decongest transitive verb • decongestive adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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