What does attrahent mean?

attrahent meaning in General Dictionary

whatever appeals to as a magnet

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  • Attracting drawing attractive
  • Attracting; drawing; attractive.
  • what lures, as a magnet.
  • a substance which, by annoying the outer lining, excites action when you look at the part to which its applied, as a blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.

attrahent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"what lures," 1660s, from Latin attrahentem (nominative attrahens), present participle of attrahere (see attract).


attrahent meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) Attracting; drawing; appealing.

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  • (letter.) That which draws, as a magnet.
  • (n.) A substance which, by annoying the area, excites activity into the component that its applied, as a blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.