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1. accidence n.

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(a) Phil. A non-essential or incidental characteristic, a temporary and variable property of a thing; bi accidence, through a secondary means, indirectly; of accidence, without affecting or involving…

2. act(e n.

Additional spellings: acte
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(a) A deed, an action (either physical or mental); process, operation, activity; (b) a written record of an action; Actes of Apostles, a book of the New Testament; (c) a state of accomplishment or…

3. ālienāciǒun n.

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Law The transfer of one's title to property or rights; alienation or sale (of property); surrender or loss (of a right); also, alteration (of a will) [quot. 1458].

4. ampulle n.

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(a) A small flask [of glass or metal]; (b) a small flask of consecrated water or oil [commonly carried by pilgrims returning from a shrine]; ampulla.

5. annulet n.

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(a) a small ring; (b) Med. and anat. the 'cartilage of the windpipe' [Norri]; (c) her. a cadency mark in the shape of a ring.

6. arnement n.

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(a) A black coloring matter or pigment; black ink; (b) a pigment used in glass painting; prob., ferric oxide [cp. Knowles in Antiq.50].

7. arsenī̆k n.

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(a) Med. Arsenic or some of its compounds; prob., a special form of orpiment (arsenic trisulphide) distinguished from the latter by physical properties; (b) arsenik citrinum, orpiment; arsenik rubeum

8. attenden v.

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(a) To pay attention (to sth.); devote oneself (to a task or purpose); study (sth.); -- with to, til, unto, on phr., or with obj.; (b) attenden from, turn attention away from, avoid; (c) ppl. attent

9. attriciǒun n.

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(a) Regret (a mild form of contricioun); (b) med. breaking, fragmentation.

10. bōras n.

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Name given to several minerals; prob. borax, malachite, sodium carbonate, verdigris, and possibly others: (a) an ingredient in preparations for soldering metals and for fastening gold leaf; also, a…

11. carbuncle n.

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(a) A precious stone, any of the gems called carbuncles; esp., that carbuncle which shines in the dark; (b) a decorative material made of (or resembling) carbuncles; (c) something excellent or…

12. carminātī̆f adj.

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Med. Having the property of dispersing wind in the body.

13. cā̆s n.

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(a) State of affairs, circumstances, situation; predicament; hard cas; the fortunes (of a person), lot, destiny; (b) senden cas, yeven cas, to grant fortune, rule destiny; grant (a certain kind of)…

14. cataracte n.

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(a) One of the 'floodgates' of heaven; cataracte of the ether; (b) med. a cataract of the eye.

15. cause n.

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The cause of an effect; source, origin, root.

16. clistē̆r n.

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Med. (a) A clyster, enema; any medicinal liquid administered through the rectum; (b) the instrument for injecting such liquids, a sort of syringe.

17. cǒmforten v.

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To strengthen (sb.) spiritually, inspire with fortitude or courage; comforten herte; also, assure, reassure (sb.).

18. constreinen v.

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Of a person: (a) to compel or force (sb. to do sth.), make (sb. do sth.); also, oblige, induce; (b) constreinen herte, constreinen wil, to exert pressure or compulsion on (someone's) heart or will…

19. consūetūde n.

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A traditional practice (of a nation, a group), a custom or tradition; of consuetude, according to tradition or custom; kepen, usen consuetude, to follow or observe a custom; taken consuetude, to…

20. corrōden v.

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Med. To eat away or destroy (organic tissue): said of (a) noxious humours, ulcers, etc.; (b) a corrosive medicine or application.

21. corrō̆sī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. & n.

Additional spellings: corrosive
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(a) Chemically corrosive; water corrosif, an acid; also fig.; (b) a chemically corroding substance, as an acid.

22. cotidiā̆n adj. & n.

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(a) Daily; also, continual, unceasing; (b) usual, habitual; ordinary, everyday.

23. cristal n.

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(a) The transparent form of crystallized quartz, rock crystal; (b) some material resembling crystal; (c) fig. the clear part of the eye [see cristalline]; (d) in comparisons: bright as cristal, cler

24. cuppe n.

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(a) A drinking vessel; a bowl, goblet, cup, etc.; also, a receptacle for fruit or confections; (b) stonding cuppe, a cup with a foot or base; trussing cuppe, ?a cup or chalice for traveling; (c) a…

25. cūre n.(1)

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(a) Attention, heed; nimen cure, to pay attention; taken cure, pay attention (to sth.), be interested (in sth.); I do no cure, I do not care, I am indifferent; (b) fondness, liking, partiality…

26. declināciǒun n.

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(a) A hanging downward; (b) deterioration, degeneration.

27. decorātī̆f adj.

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Med. & surg. Designed to remove or cover up blemishes, beautifying.

28. dēfenden v.

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(a) To fight in defense of (sth.), defend (sb.) by fighting; fight defensively; defenden from, defend against (sb.); (b) refl. to defend oneself; also, put up a fight; defenden ayen, defenden fro

29. dēnīen v.

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(a) To deny (a fact, truth, or belief); deny the validity of (a doctrine or conclusion); refuse to believe in (sth.); also, express a denial; (b) to deny (an accusation); express a denial.

30. dīa- pref.

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Med. In names of pharmaceutical preparations, or drugs, usually indicating that the herb or the like which follows is the chief ingredient: (a) dia- bardich, some kind of drug; dia- borago, a drug…

31. dīǧestī̆f adj. & n.

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As adj.: (a) med. able to break down pathological matter, humors, etc.; medecin digestif, a digestive medicine, a drug that prepares pathological matter for evacuation; (b) physiol. having to do with…

32. dīǧestiǒun n.

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(a) The digestion of food and drink; first digestioun, the digestive process carried on principally in the stomach and intestines; (b) the capacity for digesting food or drink; (c) digestibleness; of

33. dī̆lā̆tāciǒun n.

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(a) Amplification in discourse; also, an amplified passage; (b) spreading abroad, propagation; (c) med. expansion, spreading out, enlargement.

34. distillen v.

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(a) To flow or fall in drops; trickle, drop; distillen fro(m, distillen out of, distillen of, distillen doun, distillen into, distillen on, distillen to; (b) to shed drops; distillen on; (c) refl.

35. dī̆verten v.

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(a) To turn (in a certain direction); diverten aside; diverten fro, depart from (a place); fig. escape from, avoid (a fraud); diverten to, go to (a place); (b) to turn (sb.) away, repulse; avert (a…

36. effect n.

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(a) Execution or completion (of an act); attainment or consummation (of a desire, an aim); fulfillment or realization (of a wish, a prayer, a dream); (b) comen to effect, achieve or attain to; produce…

37. effūsiǒun n.

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Emission or flow (of blood); effusioun of blood, the spilling of blood, bloodshed.

38. elevāciǒun n.

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(a) The act of rising; (b) astron. the altitude or angular height above the horizon.

39. embōte, -um n.

Additional spellings: embotum
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Med. A syringe or douche for introducing curative fumes or liquids.

40. emperīk adj.

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Med. Of a physician: belonging to the empirical school.

41. entenciǒun n.

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(a) Purpose, intention, or design; aim or object; final entencioun, ultimate purpose or goal; (b) of entencioun, on purpose, intentionally; of on entencioun, with fixed purpose; unanimously.

42. epatī̆k adj.

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Med. and anat. (a) Affected with disease of the liver; (b) epatik veine the basilic vein; = epatica n., sense 1.

43. expē̆riment n.

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(a) The action or process of observing, investigating, testing; an observation, test, or trial; also, a discovery; express experiment, direct or actual observation; maken, usen, preven (an) experiment

44. expert ppl., adj. (and n.)

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Having (personal) experience (in or of something); experienced, wise through experience.

45. expīren v.

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(a) To breathe one's last, to die; (b) to breathe out (the soul) at the time of death.

46. fallāce adj.

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(a) Deceitful; fallacious, false; (b) med.?abnormal, improper.

47. fantō̆m, -um, -em n.

Additional spellings: fantum, fantem
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That which has only a seeming reality, permanence, or value; vanity (of the world, its riches, joys, etc.); also, any of the world's vanities.

48. fervent adj.

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(a) Hot, burning, fiery; fervent hete, burning heat; (b) fervent oil, hot oil; fervent water, scalding water; (c) fervent ground (lond).

49. fistūle, -ula n.

Additional spellings: fistula
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(a) A reed instrument, shepherd's pipe; (b) the drug cassia fistula.

50. fistūlǒus, -ōse adj.

Additional spellings: fistulose
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(a) Porous (stone); (b) med. like a fistula.

51. flok n.(2)

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A lock or tuft of wool; also, a tuft of cotton, etc.; pl. scraps trimmed from the fleece, refuse wool.

52. fō̆rmāl adj.

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(a) In due or proper form; according to established procedure; orderly, correct, regular, conventional; formal argument, argument following the rules of logic; (b) ?beautiful, shapely.

53. fō̆rme n.

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(a) The physical shape of something, contour, outline; the figure or shape (of a person), body; also fig.; (b) forme and shape, shape or forme, forme and shafte, etc.

54. fraudūlent adj.

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(a) Of persons: given to fraud or lying, dishonest, treacherous; (b) of speech, action, intention, etc.: characterized by deceit; accomplished by trickery; dishonest, deceitful; (c) of a quality…

55. fūmigāciǒun n.

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(a) Med. Suffumigation; (b) treatment with aromatic fumes; (c) fumigation as part of an incantation.

56. hūmectāciǒun n.

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Med. & surg. (a) Watering of the eyes; (b) the moistening of bodily tissues, production of moisture in tissues.

57. īdō̆l(e n.

Additional spellings: idole
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(a) A man-made object representing a deity, an image of a god; (b) fig. someone who is false or untrustworthy.

58. imbeuen v.

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(a) To initiate (sb. in the Christian faith), teach; imbeuen with; (b) med. & surg. to keep (sores) wet with humors or pus; ppl. imbeued, of a substance: soaked, saturated; of a liquid: having soaked…

59. inā̆nī̆ciǒun n.

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Med. (a) Of the body, bodily parts or organs: the condition of being void of blood, humors, fluids; emptiness; (b) the pathological draining or depletion of blood, humors, or bodily fluids; spasme of

60. infrī̆ǧidāciǒun n.

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Med. Making cold, imparting the quality of coldnesse, cooling; also, a state of coolness.

61. innātūrāl adj.

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(a) Med. Of humors, heat: improperly compounded, unhealthy; also, excessive; of a protrusion: pathological; (b) lacking normal human feelings or attitudes; unrestrained, immoral, inhuman; (c)…

62. inscī̆siǒun n.

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Surg. (a) The act of cutting into a bodily part; (b) a surgical operation; (c) a slash, cut; also, a cut made in surgery; (d) that which is cut off in circumcision, the prepuce.

63. irrī̆tāciọ̄n n.

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Med. Stimulation of a sore or morbid swelling.

64. menstrūe n.

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(a) Med. & surg. The menstrual flow, menstruation; -- also used in pl.; time of menstrue, a menstrual period; (b) alch. one of three subtle substances used in various alchemical processes.

65. mẹ̄ven v.

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(a) To move (sb. or sth.), shift; remove (sth.), dislodge; move (sth.) about, shake, disturb; stir (a liquid); apply (sth.); also fig.; meven hat ne hod, remove hat nor hood, uncover the head; meven

66. ministrāciǒun n.

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(a) The rendering of personal service or aid; an act or function of serving; (b) agency, mediation; (c) conduct.

67. ministren v.

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(a) To be of service, render service or aid; serve or help (sb.); (b) to serve at the table; serve or supply (food or drink); also fig.; ministren to, serve (sb., someone's table, etc.).

68. mirre n.

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(a) Med. Myrrh, the gum resin from the tree Commiphora abyssinica and related species; also, a concoction containing myrrh; collirie of mirre, confeccioun of mirre, poudre of mirre; (b) in literary…

69. mī̆tigātī̆f adj. & n.

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Med. & surg. (a) Soothing, lenitive; (b) as noun: a soothing preparation, palliative.

70. mordicāciǒun n.

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Med. & surg. (a) Stinging, irritation, distress; (b) corrosiveness, causticity.

71. mordicātī̆ve adj.

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Med. (a) Irritating, smarting, stinging; (b) corrosive, caustic.

72. Nicholas n.

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(a) Personal name; -- often replacing Nicol in later ME; also, name of a ship; (b) seint Nicholas, St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra in Asia Minor; seint Nicholas chirche, chirche of seint Nicholas, a…

73. nōdō̆sitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Med. A lumpy or knotty swelling or protuberance in the flesh; (b) the density of branch junctures in a tree, and consequent prevalence of knots in its wood.

74. operāciǒun n.

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(a) Work, deed(s, action(s; a military operation; also fig.; don operacioun(es, to perform (one's) deed(s, conduct (oneself), behave; (b) spiritual labor(s; (c) a scientific, alchemical, or magical…

75. opīlāciǒun n.

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Med. and surg. Obstruction or blockage in a wound, the gall bladder, etc.; an obstruction or obstructed condition of a nerve, etc.; opilacioun superficiale, an external obstruction.

76. oppō̆siciǒun n.

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(a) A location or placement opposite something; (b) a contradiction, contrary opinion or purpose; a reply to a deposition; (c) a formal oral examination; (d) an antidote or remedy; (e) astron. & astro

77. parbrāken v.(1)

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(a) To break into or through (a fortification); (b) to dash oneself to pieces; (c) med. and surg. to fracture (limbs or other parts of the body); break open (a wound).

78. passī̆f adj.

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(a) Of matter or a quality of matter: capable of being acted upon, passive as opposed to active; (b) of one's relation to an attitude or judgment: receptive, passive; passif cursing, the suffering of…

79. percussiǒun n.

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Med. (a) A striking, blow; (b) an internal injury, a contusion; (c) fig. an attack.

80. pleuresī n.

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Med. Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lungs and lining the thoracic cavity, pleurisy; pleuresi flux, ?pleurisy with effusion of fluid.

81. prē̆cept(e n.

Additional spellings: precepte
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(a) A commandment regulating human conduct, precept; esp. a divine command or injunction; one of the Ten Commandments; a precept as distinguished from a counsel [cp. counseil 5. (e)]; a rule of…

82. prēparāciǒun n.

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(a) A preliminary act or operation, a previous setting in order; also, a precautionary measure; (b) med. & surg. the action or process of preparing a wound, an injury, etc., for treatment; the action…

83. prētenden v.

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(a) To claim (to be, do, or have sth.); profess to have (sth.); refl. claim (to be sb. or sth.); declare oneself to be (sth.); profess to be (sb. or sth.); pretenden for, declare (oneself to be sb.)…

84. prī̆mitī̆f adj.

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In phrases: (a) primitif chirche, chirche primitif, the early Christian church; primitif chirche of engelond; (b) med. & surg. cause primitif, a non-corporeal cause of a disease.

85. prō̆fit(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: profite
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(a) Benefit, advantage, interest; well-being, prosperity; also, an advantage, a benefit; (b) commune profit, profit commune (universel), the common good, public benefit; commune profit, ?the…

86. prō̆pre adj.

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(a) Belonging or pertaining to oneself, a person, or a thing; privately owned; private, personal, individual; intrinsic; (b) propre in, inherent in (a position of honor); propre to, belonging to…

87. prǒud adj.

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(a) Guilty of the sin of Pride; haughty, arrogant; also, obstinate, rebellious; (b) proudest of pride, supremely proud; proud as lucifer; proud herte, proud heart; -- also as surname or epithet; maken

88. prō̆vocāciǒun n.

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(a) Incitement, urging; (b) prayer for forgiveness, supplication; (c) med. & surg. the inducing of a bodily function; stimulation of the hemorrhoidal veins; (d) law an appeal, esp. to a higher court…

89. prō̆vō̆ken v.

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(a) To seek forgiveness of (God), supplicate; ppl. provoking, seeking or eliciting forgiveness; (b) law to appeal (a case to a higher authority).

90. pūr(e adj.

Additional spellings: pure
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(a) Unadulterated, unmixed with anything, uncontaminated; pur of, cleansed of (dirt); (b) of metals: unalloyed, refined; of fur: all of one color; of wine: clear; also, undiluted; of medicines…

91. purgāciǒun n.

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(a) Cleansing; also, the scouring or refinement of metal; also, the purification of the philosopher's stone; (b) a disposal site, a garbage dump; (c) maken a purgacioun of, to dispose of (filth)…

92. purgā̆tī̆f adj.

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(a) Med. Having the property of cleansing by expelling impure matter from the body; (b) as noun: a cathartic, a laxative.

93. pū̆trēd(e n.

Additional spellings: putrede
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Med. (a) A state of putrefaction, festering; gangrene; (b) pus, suppurating matter; -- also pl.

94. pū̆trefacciǒun n.

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(a) The process of decomposition of organic matter, rotting, putrefaction; (b) med. the process of decomposition of tissue or fluid in a living body, as in ulceration or suppuration; decay of teeth…

95. pū̆trefīen v.

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(a) To decompose, rot; become putrid; (b) med. of tissue or fluid in a living body: to become putrid or gangrenous, fester; ppl. putrefied, rotted, gangrenous, suppurating; (c) alch. to decompose…

96. pū̆trid adj.

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(a) Med. Putrid, festering, gangrenous; of a fever: caused by the putrefaction of humors; (b) of dates:?overripe, spoiled.

97. quā̆litẹ̄ n.

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(a) Character, nature, state, or condition; an inherent attribute; innere qualite, ?inner state; [quot.: Barth., last, may belong with sense 3.(a)]; outre qualite, outer state; qualite of the colour

98. rectificāciǒun n.

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(a) The action of setting a person right in conduct or action; (b) remedying (of the effect of disease); also, a healing or an improvement; (c) alch. a purification by distillation; (d) med. use of an…

99. refrēnaciǒun n.

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(a) Restraint; (b) med. a treatment designed to retard the development of an aposteme by congealing humors; the property of a medicine used in such a treatment.

100. refrī̆ǧerātī̆f adj.

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Med. Of a medicine: cooling.