topical

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Etymology[edit]

topic +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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topical (comparative more topical, superlative most topical)

  1. Relating to a particular topic or subject.
    The book is divided into topical chapters.
  2. Relating to a topic or subject of current interest.
    Fair trade has become quite a topical issue.
  3. Local to a particular place
  4. (medicine, not comparable) Applied to a localized part of the body.
    Antonym: systemic
  5. (medicine, not comparable) Applied externally (to the surface of the skin or eye).
  6. Arranged according to topic or theme; thematic.

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Noun[edit]

topical (plural topicals)

  1. (pharmacology) A topical anaesthetic.

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