Definitions

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  • v. To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas (formerly called hepatic gas).
  • v. To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.
  • transitive v. To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To convert by engorgement and effusion into a substance resembling liver: as, a hepatized lung, in pneumonia.
  • To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen.
  • Also spelled hepatise.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek to be like the liver, to be liver-coloured: compare English hepatite, and (for sense 2) French hépatiser.

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