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topical

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adjective top·i·cal \ˈtä-pi-kəl\

Simple Definition of topical

  • : relating to current news or events : dealing with things that are important, popular, etc., right now

  • medical : made to be put on the skin

Full Definition of topical

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or arranged by topics <set down in topical form>b :  referring to the topics of the day or place :  of local or temporary interest <a topical novel> <topical references>

  2. 2 :  designed for or involving local application and action (as on the body) <a topical anesthetic> <a topical remedy>

top·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Circa 1525

First Known Use of topical

circa 1525

Rhymes with topical


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topical

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adjective top·i·cal \ˈtäp-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of topical

  1. :  designed for or involving application to or action on the surface of a part of the body <applied a topical anesthetic to numb the skin> <eyedrops used in the topical treatment of glaucoma>

  2. top·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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