- tending to alter the distribution of blood by revulsion.
- a revulsive agent, especially one that causes revulsion.
Origin of revulsive
Related Words for revulsivedistasteful, vile, incompatible, objectionable, disgusting, odious, abhorrent, contradictory, abominable, revolting, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, antipathetic, averse, conflicting, counter, creepy, different
Examples from the Web for revulsive
Historical Examples of revulsive
The first feeling of Penthesilea, when disillusioned, is of revulsive anger at a kind of betrayal.
Its efficacy depends upon the revulsive effect which follows a local destruction of tissue.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
In cupping for revulsive purposes, one cupped on a distant part to relieve excess of blood in the affected part.
Dry cupping, in its simplest form, was said to act as a “revulsive” or “derivant.”
Cold affusions and shower baths have been employed for their revulsive and sedative effect in mania.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep
Henry M. Lyman
- of or causing revulsion
- med a counterirritant