Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A blistering agent, especially mustard gas, used in chemical warfare.
  • adjective Causing blisters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing a bleb or blister; blistering; epispastic; vesicatory.
  • noun A vesicating agent; an epispastic or vesicatory, as cantharides; a blister.

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

  • noun (Med.) A vesicatory.

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

  • adjective Causing blistering to the skin.
  • noun Any material that causes blisters upon contact with the skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
  • adjective causing blisters

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Examples

  • Injected intravenously into rabbits and mice, the mustards made the normal white cells of the blood and bone marrow almost disappear, without producing all the nasty vesicant actions, dissociating the two pharmacological effects.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Injected intravenously into rabbits and mice, the mustards made the normal white cells of the blood and bone marrow almost disappear, without producing all the nasty vesicant actions, dissociating the two pharmacological effects.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Injected intravenously into rabbits and mice, the mustards made the normal white cells of the blood and bone marrow almost disappear, without producing all the nasty vesicant actions, dissociating the two pharmacological effects.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • There had been improvements since the First World War—fleets of airplanes could “spray large areas with vesicant liquids not only on military personnel but upon the civilian population as well.”

    Human Smoke

  • Somebody on this planet had a gas which was a regurgi-tant, a sternutatory, and a vesicant all in one.

    Cities In Flight

  • If no marked swelling results within forty-eight hours the entire fetlock region is thoroughly vesicated and, as soon as the skin has recovered from the effects of the vesicant, pressure bandages may be employed.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Reduction having been affected, the application of a vesicant over the whole patellar region is customary.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • A vesicant was applied; the mare was put to pasture and within sixty days from the date of the injury she was being driven on short trips.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • In these cases, subjects may be put into service after all swelling which the injection or the vesicant has produced has subsided.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • There is no occasion for any difference in the treatment of either of the first three classes of ringbone, but in the rachitic type where treatment is given, the application of a vesicant is all that is required.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

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