rubefacient


1ru·be·fa·cient

adjective \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

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