Definition of vulnerary in English:

vulnerary

Syllabification: vul·ner·ar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈvəlnəˌrerē
 
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archaic

adjective

  • (Of a drug, plant, etc.) of use in the healing of wounds.
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    • The main use of comfrey through the centuries has been as a vulnerary remedy.
    • Obviously from the above, scabious is expectorant, alterative, vulnerary and astringent.

noun (plural vulneraries)

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  • A medicine used in the healing of wounds.
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    • Topically it is applied as an oil or salve as a vulnerary for the treatment of wounds and injuries.
    • These homeopathic agents, known as vulneraries, can promote the healing of wounds, injuries, bites, traumas, and related conditions.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin vulnerarius, from vulnus 'wound'.

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