Definitions for vesicantˈvɛs ɪ kənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ves•i•cantˈvɛs ɪ kənt(adj.)

  1. producing a blister or blisters, as a medicinal substance.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. (n.)a chemical agent that causes burns and destruction of tissue.

    Category: Military

Origin of vesicant:

1655–65; < NL vēsīcant-, s. of vēsīcāns, prp. of vēsīcāre to raise blisters, der. of L vēsīca bladder, blister

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vesicant, vesicatory(adj)

    a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)

  2. vesicatory, vesicant(adj)

    causing blisters

Wiktionary

  1. vesicant(Noun)

    Any material that causes blisters upon contact with the skin.

  2. vesicant(Adjective)

    Causing blistering to the skin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vesicant(noun)

    a vesicatory

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