Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which liquefies or serves to liquefy; in medicine, an agent, as mercury or iodine, used to produce liquefaction of solid depositions.

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

  • noun That which serves to liquefy.
  • noun (Med.) An agent, as mercury, iodine, etc., which promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions.

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

  • noun That which serves to liquefy.
  • noun medicine, obsolete Any agent, such as mercury, iodine, etc., that promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions.

Etymologies

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Latin liquefaciens, present participle of liquefacere. See liquefy.

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