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rubefacient

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

Definition of rubefacient

  1. :  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


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rubefacient

noun ru·be·fa·cient

Definition of rubefacient

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



1805

First Known Use of rubefacient

1805


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