Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Melting; dissolving; fusing.
- In medicine, profuse or excessive in flow, so as to cause exhaustion; wasting: as, a colliquative sweat (a profuse clammy sweat); colliquative diarrhea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Causing rapid waste or exhaustion; melting.
“When in these cases there is a colliquative diarrhoea, I am of opinion that we ought to give the colder and thicker ptisans, and that the drinks ought to be binding, of a vinous nature, and rather astringent.”
“Mr. M — e has been long afflicted with violent spasms, colliquative sweats, prostration of appetite, and a disorder in his bowels.”
“They might possibly restrain an excess in the perspiration of the earth, analogous to colliquative sweats, by which the human body is sometimes wasted and consumed.”
“This expedient soon exhausts itself in a death from colliquative diarrhea, produced partly by the final decompositions of tissue which the poisonously antiseptic property of opium has all along improperly stored away; partly by the definite corrosions of the new addition to the dose.”
“ This is the only case in which I at any time observed colliquative sweats as a symptom of this disease.”
“The disease is never accompanied with colliquative sweats or diarrhoea.”
“He was seized with the deepest sleep and colliquative sweats, and in the short space of twenty-four hours from the time of the ague-fit, he died comatose.”
“If we consider the immense engines of destruction at work-viz., the-colliquative (melting) sweats, the violent bowel complaints, the vital parts that are affected, the harassing cough, the profuse expectoration, the hectic fever, the distressing exertion of struggling to breathe -- we cannot be surprised that "consumption had hung out her red flag of no surrender," and that death soon closes the scene.”
“The day following he drank the remainder of the same bottle of wine which was left the preceding day, and within two hours afterwards he was again seized with the most violent colliquative pains, headach, shiverings, and great pain over the whole body.”
A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy
“It also sometimes happens, that when the abscess remains unopened to the air, if the matter has become putrid, that hectic fever supervenes, with colliquative sweats, or diarrhoea; the matter in both cases is sometimes absorbed, and the sides of the abscess grow together again without an external aperture.”
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