What does rubefacient mean?

Definitions for rubefacientˌru bəˈfeɪ ʃənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubefacient(noun)

    a medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubefacient(adj)

    making red

  2. Rubefacient(noun)

    an external application which produces redness of the skin

  3. Origin: [L. rubefaciens, p. pr. of rubefacere to make red; rubere to be red + facere to make.]


  1. Rubefacient

    A rubefacient is a substance for topical application that produces redness of the skin e.g. by causing dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. There is limited evidence as to their efficacy; and as of 2010 the best evidence does not support using gels and creams containing rubefacients for acute or chronic pain.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rubefacient

    rōōb-e-fā′shent, adj. making ruby or red.—n. (med.) an external application which stimulates and consequently reddens the skin.—n. Rubefac′tion, the effect or action of a rubefacient. [L. rubēre, to be red, faciens, -entis, pr.p. of facĕre, to make.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubefacient in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubefacient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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