calefacient

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj calefacient producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body "a mustard plaster is calefacient"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calefacient A substance that excites warmth in the parts to which it is applied, as mustard.
    • a Calefacient Making warm; heating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calefacient Warming; heating.
    • n calefacient That which warms or heats; in medicine, a substance which excites a sensation of warmth in the part to which it is applied, as mustard, pepper, etc.; a superficial stimulant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Calefacient warming
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calefaciens, p. pr. of calefacere, to make warm; calere, to be warm + facere, to make
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—calēre, to grow hot, facĕre, to make.