Definition of discutient in US English:

discutient

adjective

Medicine
rare
  • Of a medicine or treatment: that acts to disperse a humour, gas, etc., or to soften, shrink, or dissolve a hard swelling or tumour.

noun

Medicine
rare
  • A discutient medicine or preparation.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. From classical Latin discutient-, discutiēns, present participle of discutere discute.

Pronunciation

discutient

/dɪˈskjuːʃnt/