from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Causing or increasing sweat.
- noun A sudorific medicine.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Causing, inducing, or promoting sweat; sudatory; diaphoretic.
- noun Something which promotes sweating; a diaphoretic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Causing sweat.
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- adjective That produces
- noun medicine Any
medicinethat produces sweating
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a medicine that causes or increases sweating
- adjective inducing perspiration
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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He prescribed me the usual sudorific, ordered a mustard-plaster to be put on, very deftly slid a five-rouble note up his sleeve, coughing drily and looking away as he did so, and then was getting up to go home, but somehow fell into talk and remained.
It is advised as a sudorific stimulant in low fevers, and to relieve spasms.
Besides the sudorific virtue which the esquine possesses in common with the salsaparilla, it has the property of making the hair grow, and the women among the natives use it successfully with this view.
It is so strong a sudorific, that the natives never use any other for promoting sweating, although they are perfectly acquainted with sassafras, salsaparilla, the esquine and others.
I can say from experience, that it is a powerful sudorific, and very efficacious in a cold.
The roots are astringent and antiseptic, having been given in infusion for ague, and as an excellent cordial sudorific in chills, or for fresh catarrh.
An hour's battle with a stoot is the most sudorific experience that I know, even more so than my contests with red snappers at Mazatlan, in Mexico, or bat-fish off the coasts of Florida.
Should the contrary occur, administer one or two sudorific draughts, such as wine, warm cider, or a half-glass of brandy, in a quart of warm water, -- treatment which suffices in a short time to restore a healthy state of the belly, -- the animal at the same time being protected by two coverings of wool.
Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure
The leaf of the _Melaleuca minor_ yields, by distillation, the volatile oil of cajeputi, well known as a powerful sudorific, and a useful external application in chronic rheumatism.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
The only important exports, however, are cajeput oil, a sudorific distilled from the leaves of the _Melaleuca Cajuputi_ or white-wood tree; and timber.