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.
noun 1. the act or process of making red, especially with a rubefacient. 2. redness of the skin caused by a rubefacient.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied 1. (transitive) to make red, esp (of a counterirritant) to make the skin go red
adjective 1. having a fantastically complicated, improvised appearance: a Rube Goldberg arrangement of flasks and test tubes. 2. deviously complex and impractical: a Rube Goldberg scheme for reducing taxes. noun 1. Arthur Joseph, 1908–90, U.S. jurist, statesman, and diplomat: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1962–65; ambassador to the U.N. 1965–68. 2. Reuben Lucius […]
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