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rubefacient

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

Definition of rubefacient

: causing redness (as of the skin)

Origin and Etymology of rubefacient

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


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rubefacient

noun

Definition of rubefacient

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

First Known Use of rubefacient

1777

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rubefacient

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

medical Definition of rubefacient

: causing redness of the skin
  • a rubefacient cream

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rubefacient

noun

medical Definition of rubefacient

: a substance (as capsaicin) for external application that produces redness of the skin

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