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1570s (adj.), 1610s (n.), from Latin emulgentem (nominative emulgens), present participle of emulgere "to milk out, drain out" (see emulsion).

Nearby words

emu-wren, emulate, emulation, emulator, emulgens, emulgent, emulous, emulously, emuls., emulsification, emulsifier
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for emulgent

  • Emulgent, e-mul′jent, adj. milking or draining out, chiefly referring to the action of the kidneys.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)|Various

Medicine definitions for emulgent


[ ĭ-mŭljənt ]


Of or being a straining, extracting, or purifying process.
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