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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Serving to dissolve or attenuate viscid matter, and so remove obstructions; deobstruent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving to dissolve or attenuate viscid matter, and so to remove obstructions; deobstruent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine, serving to remove obstructions; deobstruent.
  • n. An ecphractic drug.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek to open or unblock? Compare French ecphractique. (Wiktionary)

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