epispastic

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epispastic (comparative more epispastic, superlative most epispastic)

  1. (medicine, now rare) Causing blisters; vesicant.
    • 1960, Lawrence Durrell, Clea:
      Old Postle says this: "Cantharides when used internally are diuretic and stimulant; when applied externally they are epispastic and rubefacient." Now what the devil can he mean, eh?

Noun[edit]

epispastic (plural epispastics)

  1. (dated) a vesicant agent