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Latin lambere (to lick).


lambative (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Taken by licking with the tongue.
    • Sir Thomas Brown
      Syrups and lambative medicines.


lambative (plural lambatives)

  1. (archaic) A medicine taken by licking with the tongue; a lincture.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wiseman to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lambative in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)