from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Serving to disperse morbid matter; discussive.
  • n. An agent, such as a medicinal application, that serves to disperse morbid matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving to disperse morbid matter; discussive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dispersing morbid matter.
  • n. A medicine or an application which disperses a swelling or an effusion.


Latin discutiens, present participle of discutere. See discuss. (Wiktionary)



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  • "'Applied externally, it is emollient, relaxing, and discutient, and greatly promotes suppuration...'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone (New York: Delacorte Press, 2009), 641

    December 17, 2009