American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Causing or increasing sweat.
- n. A sudorific medicine. Also called sudatory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing, inducing, or promoting sweat; sudatory; diaphoretic.
- n. Something which promotes sweating; a diaphoretic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Causing sweat.
- n. a medicine that causes or increases sweating
- adj. inducing perspiration
- Latin sudor ("sweat"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin sūdōrificus : Latin sūdor, sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He prescribed me the usual sudorific, ordered a mustard-plaster to be put on, very deftly slid a five-rouble note up his sleeve, coughing drily and looking away as he did so, and then was getting up to go home, but somehow fell into talk and remained.”
“An hour's battle with a stoot is the most sudorific experience that I know, even more so than my contests with red snappers at Mazatlan, in Mexico, or bat-fish off the coasts of Florida.”
“The leaf of the _Melaleuca minor_ yields, by distillation, the volatile oil of cajeputi, well known as a powerful sudorific, and a useful external application in chronic rheumatism.”
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“The roots are astringent and antiseptic, having been given in infusion for ague, and as an excellent cordial sudorific in chills, or for fresh catarrh.”
“It is advised as a sudorific stimulant in low fevers, and to relieve spasms.”
“Should the contrary occur, administer one or two sudorific draughts, such as wine, warm cider, or a half-glass of brandy, in a quart of warm water, -- treatment which suffices in a short time to restore a healthy state of the belly, -- the animal at the same time being protected by two coverings of wool.”
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“The only important exports, however, are cajeput oil, a sudorific distilled from the leaves of the _Melaleuca Cajuputi_ or white-wood tree; and timber.”
“I can say from experience, that it is a powerful sudorific, and very efficacious in a cold.”
“Besides the sudorific virtue which the esquine possesses in common with the salsaparilla, it has the property of making the hair grow, and the women among the natives use it successfully with this view.”
“It is so strong a sudorific, that the natives never use any other for promoting sweating, although they are perfectly acquainted with sassafras, salsaparilla, the esquine and others.”
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