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epispastic

[ep-uh-spas-tik] /ˌɛp əˈspæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
raising a blister.
noun
2.
a blistering agent; vesicatory.
Origin of epispastic
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60, epispastic is from the Greek word epispastikós adapted, drawing to one's self. See epi-, spastic
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British Dictionary definitions for epispastic

epispastic

/ˌɛpɪˈspæstɪk/
adjective
1.
producing a serous discharge or a blister
noun
2.
an epispastic agent
Word Origin
C17: from Greek epispastikos, from epispan to attract, from span to draw; alluding to the ancient belief that blisters consisted of humours drawn to the surface of the skin
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