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epispastic

[ ep-uh-spas-tik ]
/ ˌɛp əˈspæs tɪk /
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adjective

raising a blister.

noun

a blistering agent; vesicatory.

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Origin of epispastic

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) med /

adjective

producing a serous discharge or a blister

noun

an epispastic agent

Word Origin for epispastic

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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