Attrahent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Attrahent (Med) A substance which, by irritating the surface, excites action in the part to which it is applied, as a blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.
    • a Attrahent Attracting; drawing; attractive.
    • Attrahent That which attracts, as a magnet. "The motion of the steel to its attrahent"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • attrahent Drawing to; attracting.
    • attrahent In anatomy, same as attrahens.
    • n attrahent That which draws to or attracts, as a magnet. Glanville.
    • n attrahent In medicine, an application that attracts fluids to the part where it is applied, as a blister or a rubefacient; an epispastic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Attrahent at′tra-hent attracting or drawing
    • n Attrahent that which attracts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. attrahens, p. pr. of attrahere,. See Attract (v. t.)