Dictionary

1rubefacient

adjective ru·be·fa·cient \ˌrü-bə-ˈfā-shənt\

Definition of RUBEFACIENT

:  causing redness (as of the skin)

Origin of RUBEFACIENT

Latin rubefacient-, rubefaciens, present participle of rubefacere to make red, from rubeus reddish + facere to make — more at ruby, do
First Known Use: 1804

2rubefacient

noun

Definition of RUBEFACIENT

:  a substance for external application that produces redness of the skin

First Known Use of RUBEFACIENT

1805

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Rube GoldbergPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rubeAll Words Near: rubefacient
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears