American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Producing or increasing perspiration.
- n. A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Promoting or increasing perspiration; sudorific.
- n. A medicine which promotes perspiration; a sudorific.
- adj. Generating sweat or perspiration.
- n. A product or agent which induces or promotes perspiration.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the power to increase perspiration.
- n. (Med.) A medicine or agent which promotes perspiration.
- adj. inducing perspiration
- n. used to produce perspiration
- From Latin diaphoreticus, from Ancient Greek διαφορητικός (diaphorētikos). (Wiktionary)
- diaphor(esis) + -etic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yarrow and elderflower are known as diaphoretic herbs.”
“It is diaphoretic, that is, a valuable sweating medicine, when given in broken doses.”
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
“He's actually very funny, but he has a clinical bent that makes him say, "I was febrile and diaphoretic," instead of "I was hot and sweaty.”
“Ginger is a known diaphoretic, meaning it causes one to sweat.”
“A mild diaphoretic, lemon balm induces sweating when taken hot.”
“June 17, 2008 at 7:13 am minute 1: rhsb becomes diaphoretic minute 2: ticks and tremors begin minute 3: wipes sweat off upper lip and looks longingly at computer screen”
“Oregano has been a steadfast health companion and has been consistently used as a stimulant, carminative and diaphoretic.”
“Those in particular of the diaphoretic kind, the working of which is thought to require a great strength of constitution to support, had so little effect on me, that Mr. Ward declared it was as vain to attempt sweating me as a deal board.”
“Usually one considers first the use of diaphoretic teas to promote perspiration, such as lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), mint (Menta species), elder flowers (Sambucus nigra) used singly or in combination in a tea.”
“Sage, for instance, comes in many varieties, but only Salvia officinalis will do for its astringent and diaphoretic properties.”
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