revulsive

[ ri-vuhl-siv ]
/ rɪˈvʌl sɪv /
Medicine/Medical

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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