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- ‘We think it is the best to make space here for all three of them, on account of some varieties in the different statements that are corroborant and supplement one to another.’
2archaic (of a medicine) invigorating; producing strength.
- ‘Golfing is healthy, as are healthy the periodical visits to the spa, a ‘strategy’ which is not only medical but also refreshing, already practised by the Romans as a reinvigorating and corroborant remedy.’
- ‘They have a pleasant and corroborant effect upon the stomach, but, when largely taken, cause purging and vomiting.’
1Something that corroborates.
- ‘Fields are provided for all normal equipment name plate data, GPS corroborants for selected equipment, purchasing information, and operations data.’
2archaic An invigorating medicine.
- ‘In Puebla the plant is used by midwives as a corroborant after childbirth.’
- ‘Misfortunes are, in morals, what bitters are in medicine: each is at first disagreeable; but as the bitters act as corroborants to the stomach, so adversity chastens and ameliorates the disposition.’
- ‘In Hippocrates it figures as an astringent herb, which may be infused in wine as a corroborant.’
- ‘This makes it an excellent corroborant, strengthening also the ability of coordination and concentration.’
- ‘Since this had been unsuccessfully set, it occasioned advice from my surgeon to try the mineral waters of Aix, in Provence as a corroborant.’
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