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revulsive

[ ri-vuhl-siv ]
/ rɪˈvʌl sɪv /
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adjective
tending to alter the distribution of blood by revulsion.
noun
a revulsive agent, especially one that causes revulsion.
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Also revulsant.

Origin of revulsive

1610–20; <Latin revuls(us) (see revulsion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM revulsive

re·vul·sive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for revulsive

revulsive
/ (rɪˈvʌlsɪv) /

adjective
of or causing revulsion
noun
med a counterirritant

Derived forms of revulsive

revulsively, adverb
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