liquefacient (plural liquefacients)
- That which serves to liquefy.
- (medicine, obsolete) Any agent, such as mercury, iodine, etc., that promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 liquefacient in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)