producing a blister or blisters, as a medicinal substance; vesicating.
a vesicant agent or substance.
(in chemical warfare) a chemical agent that causes burns and destruction of tissue both internally and externally.
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How to use vesicant in a sentence
Following this, a vesicant is employed and the subject is allowed a month's rest.
Following the acute stage of such an infection, any local counter-irritating application or even a vesicant is in order.
Line-firing, instead of the vesicant is made use of by some, but the object desired is the same and results obtained are similar.
In these cases, subjects may be put into service after all swelling which the injection or the vesicant has produced has subsided.
Reduction having been affected, the application of a vesicant over the whole patellar region is customary.
British Dictionary definitions for vesicant
any substance that causes blisters, used in medicine and in chemical warfare
acting as a vesicant
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