revulsive

[ri-vuhl-siv]Medicine/Medical

adjective

tending to alter the distribution of blood by revulsion.

noun

a revulsive agent, especially one that causes revulsion.

Nearby words

  1. revolving stage,
  2. revue,
  3. revulsant,
  4. revulsed,
  5. revulsion,
  6. revulsively,
  7. revved up,
  8. rewa-rewa,
  9. reward,
  10. reward claim

Also revulsant.

Origin of revulsive

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

Related formsre·vul·sive·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for revulsive

revulsive

adjective

of or causing revulsion

noun

med a counterirritant
Derived Formsrevulsively, adverb

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