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  1. used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.
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noun, plural vul·ner·ar·ies.
  1. a remedy for wounds.
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Origin of vulnerary

1590–1600; < Latin vulnerārius, equivalent to vulner- (stem of vulnus) wound + -ārius -ary
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Related Words for vulnerary

corrective, therapeutic, remedial, invigorating, healthful, salutary, medicinal, tonic, curing, pick-me-up, restorative, antiseptic, curative, soothing, wholesome, reformative, alleviative, antidotal, recuperative, remedying

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British Dictionary definitions for vulnerary


  1. of, relating to, or used to heal a wound
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noun plural -aries
  1. a vulnerary drug or agent
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Word Origin for vulnerary

C16: from Latin vulnerārius belonging to wounds, from vulnus a wound
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vulnerary in Medicine


  1. Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
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  1. A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.
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