diaphoretic

adjective
di·​a·​pho·​ret·​ic | \ ˌdī-ə-fə-ˈre-tik How to pronounce diaphoretic (audio) , (ˌ)dī-ˌa-fə- \

Definition of diaphoretic

1 : having the power to increase perspiration
2 : perspiring profusely

Other Words from diaphoretic

diaphoretic noun

First Known Use of diaphoretic

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Diaphoretic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphoretic. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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diaphoretic

adjective
di·​a·​pho·​ret·​ic | \ -ˈret-ik How to pronounce diaphoretic (audio) \

Medical Definition of diaphoretic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having the power to increase sweating
2 : perspiring profusely : covered with sweat : sweaty

diaphoretic

noun

Medical Definition of diaphoretic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an agent capable of inducing sweating

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