Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Application; use; specifically, use as a remedy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of adhibiting; application; use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of adhibiting.

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Examples

  • When an Hindi or a Hindu “takes medicine,” he prepares himself for it by diet and rest two or three days before adhibition, and as gradually, after the dose, he relapses into his usual habits; if he break through the regime it is concluded that fatal results must ensue.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Europe is only beginning to systematise the adhibition of air, exercise, and simple living.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The result of “turning over a new leaf,” in the shape of a phial of thin “Gladstone,” was a lumbago which lasted me a long month, and which disappeared only after a liberal adhibition of “diffusible stimulants.”

    The Land of Midian

  • The result of "turning over a new leaf," in the shape of a phial of thin "Gladstone," was a lumbago which lasted me a long month, and which disappeared only after a liberal adhibition of "diffusible stimulants."

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • Like Drs. Livingstone and Hutchinson, he holds fever and quinine "incompatibles," and he highly approves of the prophylactic adhibition of chinchona used by the unfortunate Douville in 1828.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • That part of the _reading public_ which shuns the solid food of reason for the light diet of fiction, requires a perpetual adhibition of _sauce piquante_ to the palate of its depraved imagination.

    Nightmare Abbey

  • “incompatibles,” and he highly approves of the prophylactic adhibition of chinchona used by the unfortunate

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

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