epispastic

[ ep-uh-spas-tik ]
/ ˌɛp əˈspæs tɪk /

adjective

raising a blister.

noun

a blistering agent; vesicatory.

Nearby words

  1. episode,
  2. episodic,
  3. episodic memory,
  4. episome,
  5. epispadias,
  6. episplenitis,
  7. epispore,
  8. epist.,
  9. epistasis,
  10. epistaxis

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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