Liquefacient

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Liquefacient (Med) An agent, as mercury, iodine, etc., which promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions.
    • Liquefacient That which serves to liquefy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liquefacient That which liquefies or serves to liquefy; in medicine, an agent, as mercury or iodine, used to produce liquefaction of solid depositions.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. liquefaciens, p. pr. of liquefacere,. See Liquefy