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.
Also revulsant.

Origin of revulsive

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

Related forms

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

revulsively, adverb
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