At"tra*hent (?), a. [L. attrahens, p. pr. of attrahere. See Attract, v. t.]

Attracting; drawing; attractive.

 

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At"tra*hent, n.

1.

That which attracts, as a magnet.

The motion of the steel to its attrahent. Glanvill.

2. Med.

A substance which, by irritating the surface, excites action in the part to which it is applied, as a blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.

 

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