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  1. producing perspiration.
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  1. 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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Examples from the Web for diaphoretic

Historical Examples

  • Dr. Bidie states that the action is diaphoretic and expectorant.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

    T. H. Pardo de Tavera

  • It should always be combined with some medicine which will assist its diaphoretic action.

  • Thus Ammonia and volatile oils are Expectorant and Diaphoretic.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • As a diaphoretic, in inflammatory affections and rheumatism.

  • A wineglassful every 1⁄2 hour or hour; as a diaphoretic and expectorant.

British Dictionary definitions for diaphoretic


  1. relating to or causing sweat
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  1. a diaphoretic drug or agent
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diaphoretic in Medicine


(dī′ə-fə-rĕtĭk, dī-ăf′ə-)
  1. Producing or increasing perspiration.
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  1. A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration.
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