sudorific

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sudorific inducing perspiration
    • n sudorific a medicine that causes or increases sweating
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sudorific Causing sweat; as, sudorific herbs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sudorific Causing, inducing, or promoting sweat; sudatory; diaphoretic.
    • n sudorific Something which promotes sweating; a diaphoretic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sudorific sū-dor-if′ik causing sweat
    • n Sudorific a medicine producing sweat: a diaphoretic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sudor, sweat (akin to E. sweat,) + facere, to make

Usage

In literature:

Every sudorific hitherto employed had failed to produce this result upon a skin which horrible diseases had left impervious.
"Cousin Pons" by Honore de Balzac
We must regard it rather as a sudorific for feverish blood and brains.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
If a larger dose be taken, it acts as a diuretic and not as a sudorific, and so fails to produce the desired effect.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
There is a very sudorific odour from the crowd.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Every sudorific hitherto employed had failed to produce this result upon a skin which horrible diseases had left impervious.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
Mr. Manhug, what do you consider the best sudorific, if you wanted to throw a person into a perspiration?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, November 6, 1841," by Various
Mr. Manhug, what do you consider the best sudorific, if you wanted to throw a person into a perspiration?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Among other qualities, they act as a sudorific, preserve the teeth, and prevent sleep.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
An emetic and a sudorific considerably relieved them by the morning, but a pig which ate the fish died.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Its operation appears to be merely sudorific.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
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In poetry:

So everywhere we find the Fan,--
In lonely isles of the Pacific,
In farthest China and Japan,--
Wherever suns are sudorific.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes