- tending to alter the distribution of blood by revulsion.
- a revulsive agent, especially one that causes revulsion.
Origin of revulsive
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Examples from the Web for 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
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