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diaphoretic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diaphoretic  \Di`a*pho*ret"ic\,  Diaphoretical 
  \Di`a*pho*ret"ic*al\,  a.  [L.  diaphoreticus  Gr  ?:  cf  F. 
  diaphor['e]tique.  See  {Diaphoresis}.] 
  Having  the  power  to  increase  perspiration. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diaphoretic  \Di`a*pho*ret"ic\,  n.  (Med.) 
  A  medicine  or  agent  which  promotes  perspiration. 
 
  Note:  Diaphoretics  differ  from  sudorifics;  the  former  only 
  increase  the  insensible  perspiration,  the  latter  excite 
  the  sensible  discharge  called  sweat.  --Parr. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diaphoretic 
  adj  :  inducing  perspiration  [syn:  {sudorific}] 
  n  :  used  to  produce  perspiration 




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