What does vesicant mean?

vesicant meaning in General Dictionary

causing blisters

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  • a substance agent that creates blistering (especially mustard gas)
  • A vesicatory
  • A vesicatory.

vesicant meaning in Medical Dictionary

A substance which causes tissue blistering. Also known as vesicatory.


vesicant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"a blistering broker," 1660s, from Medieval Latin vesicantem (nominative vesicans), present participle of vesicare, from vesica "a bladder, a blister" (see ventral). From 1826 as an adjective.


vesicant meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A vesicatory.