diaphoretic

[ dahy-uh-fuh-ret-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə fəˈrɛt ɪk /
Medicine/Medical

adjective

producing perspiration.

noun

a diaphoretic medicine.

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Origin of diaphoretic

1555–65; <Late Latin diaphorēticus<Greek diaphorētikós promoting perspiration, equivalent to diaphorē- (see diaphoresis) + -tikos-tic
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British Dictionary definitions for diaphoretic

diaphoretic
/ (ˌdaɪəfəˈrɛtɪk) /

adjective

relating to or causing sweat

noun

a diaphoretic drug or agent
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Medical definitions for diaphoretic

diaphoretic
[ dī′ə-fə-rĕtĭk, dī-ăf′ə- ]

adj.

Producing or increasing perspiration.

n.

A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration.
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