rubefy

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to make red, esp (of a counterirritant) to make the skin go red

Nearby words

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

Derived Formsrubefacient (ˌruːbɪˈfeɪʃənt), adjective, nounrubefaction (ˌruːbɪˈfækʃən), noun

Word Origin for rubefy

C19: from Latin rubefacere, from rubeus red + facere to make

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