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verb (used with object), ves·i·cat·ed, ves·i·cat·ing.
  1. to raise vesicles or blisters on; blister.
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Origin of vesicate

1650–60; < New Latin vēsīcātus (past participle of vēsīcāre to blister), equivalent to vēsīc(a) (see vesica) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsves·i·ca·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The vesication produced is the test of the presence of cantharides.

    Memoranda on Poisons

    Thomas Hawkes Tanner

  • Firing and vesication have not been productive of beneficial results.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • I simply evacuated the fluid of the vesication and left the part exposed to dry.

  • Still more remarkable are the cases of vesication produced in hypnotized subjects by means of suggestion.

  • In the course of ten days or two weeks, if the acute painful condition has entirely subsided, vesication is indicated.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

British Dictionary definitions for vesication


  1. to blister
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Derived Formsvesication, noun

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin vēsīcāre to blister; see vesica
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vesication in Medicine


  1. vesiculation