Colliquation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Colliquation A melting together; the act of melting; fusion. "When sand and ashes are well melted together and suffered to cool, there is generated, by the colliquation , that sort of concretion we call “glass”."
    • Colliquation (Med) A processive wasting or melting away of the solid parts of the animal system with copious excretions of liquids by one or more passages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colliquation The act of melting; fusion; a melting or fusing together.
    • n colliquation In old medicine, a wasting away of solid parts, accompanied by an excessive excretion of fluids.
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Usage

In literature:

Up, but in some pain of the collique.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1666" by Samuel Pepys
Copious (colliquative) sweating is habitual in many wasting diseases, notable in pulmonary phthisis.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
In others, after a short respite, diarrhoea re-commences, and soon is apt to become colliquative.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
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