causing redness of the skin, as a medicinal application.
Medicine/Medical. a rubefacient application, as a mustard plaster.

rubefacient ru·be·fa·cient (rōō’bə-fā’shənt)
Producing redness, as of the skin. n.
A substance that irritates the skin, causing redness.
ru’be·fac’tion (-fāk’shən) n.


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