Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Drawing to; attracting.
  • In anatomy, same as attrahens.
  • noun That which draws to or attracts, as a magnet. Glanville.
  • noun In medicine, an application that attracts fluids to the part where it is applied, as a blister or a rubefacient; an epispastic.

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

  • adjective Attracting; drawing; attractive.
  • noun That which attracts, as a magnet.
  • noun (Med.) A substance which, by irritating the surface, excites action in the part to which it is applied, as a blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.

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

  • adjective That attracts; drawing, attracting.
  • noun An attrahent agent.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From attrahent-, the stem of the Latin attrahēns ("drawing, pulling, or dragging to or toward with force”; “drawing”, “alluring”, “leading”, “bringing”, “moving”, “attracting"), the present active participle of attrahō ("I draw, pull, or drag to or toward with force”; “I draw, allure, lead, bring, move, attract"), on whose perfect passive participial stem the English verb attract is modelled.

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