Definition of vesicatory in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See vesicate

    • ‘A few species with acrid juice were formerly used as vesicatories.’
    • ‘Further structural details were not elucidated because ‘the vesicatory characteristics of the oil… precluded further study’.’
    • ‘Should her condition continue, by the end of the week, her appearance would be so bad, it would be impossible to dream of doing this; especially if Dr. Corniere prescribes vesicatories.’
    • ‘He ordered a pair of additional vesicatories to be laid upon his arms, and other proper medicines to be administered.’
    • ‘All the species probably, and certainly several of them, have striking vesicatory properties, so that when rubbed upon the skin they produce inflammation.’