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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin vēsīcāns, present participle of vēsīcō.

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vesicant (comparative more vesicant, superlative most vesicant)

  1. Causing blistering to the skin.

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vesicant (plural vesicants)

  1. Any material that causes blisters upon contact with the skin.
    • 1939, Philip George Chadwick, The Death Guard, page 190:
      Rubber-clothed figures entered from an inner room like divers in air. Some of the vesicant-proof suits did not fit and the wearers moved uncomfortably and clumsily.

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