[roo-buh-fak-shuh n]


the act or process of making red, especially with a rubefacient.
redness of the skin caused by a rubefacient.

Nearby words

  1. rube,
  2. rube goldberg,
  3. rubeba,
  4. rubedo,
  5. rubefacient,
  6. rubefy,
  7. rubella,
  8. rubella hi test,
  9. rubella virus,
  10. rubella virus vaccine

Origin of rubefaction

1650–60; < Latin rubefactus (past participle of rubefacere; see rubefacient) + -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019