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rubefy

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to make red, esp (of a counterirritant) to make the skin go red
Derived Formsrubefacient (ˌruːbɪˈfeɪʃənt), adjective, nounrubefaction (ˌruːbɪˈfækʃən), noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin rubefacere, from rubeus red + facere to make
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