rubefacient

[ roo-buh-fey-shuhnt ]

adjective
  1. causing redness of the skin, as a medicinal application.

noun
  1. Medicine/Medical. a rubefacient application, as a mustard plaster.

Origin of rubefacient

1
1795–1805; <Latin rubefacient- (stem of rubefaciēns, present participle of rubefacere “to redden”), equivalent to rube-, variant stem of rubēre “to redden, be red” + -facient- -facient

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