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rubefacient

[roo-buh-fey-shuh nt]
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adjective
  1. causing redness of the skin, as a medicinal application.
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noun
  1. Medicine/Medical. a rubefacient application, as a mustard plaster.
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Origin of rubefacient

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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rubefacient

(rōō′bə-fāshənt)
adj.
  1. Producing redness, as of the skin.
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n.
  1. A substance that irritates the skin, causing redness.
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Related formsru′be•faction (-făkshən) n.
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