Definition of algefacient in English:

algefacient

adjective

technical, rare
  • Having a cooling effect.

noun

rare, technical
  • A substance that has a cooling effect or gives a cooling sensation.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences. From post-classical Latin algefacient-, algefaciens, present participle of algefacere to make cold from classical Latin algēre to be cold + facere to make; compare classical Latin calefacere to make warm.

Pronunciation

algefacient

/aldʒɪˈfeɪʃnt/