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revulsive

[ri-vuhl-siv]Medicine/Medical
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adjective
  1. tending to alter the distribution of blood by revulsion.
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noun
  1. 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
Related formsre·vul·sive·ly, adverb
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Related Words for revulsive

distasteful, vile, incompatible, objectionable, disgusting, odious, abhorrent, contradictory, abominable, revolting, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, antipathetic, averse, conflicting, counter, creepy, different

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British Dictionary definitions for revulsive

revulsive

adjective
  1. of or causing revulsion
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noun
  1. med a counterirritant
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Derived Formsrevulsively, adverb
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