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Cacochymy

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Cacochy'my. n.s. [κακόχομία.] A depravation of the humours from a sound state, to what the physicians call by a general name of a cacochymy. Spots, and discolourations of the skin, are signs of weak fibres; for the lateral vessels, which lie out of the road of circulation, let gross humours pass, which could not, if the vessels had their due degree of stricture. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

Strong beer, a liquor that attributes the better half of its ill qualities to the hops, consisting of an acrimonious firy nature, sets the blood, upon the least cacochymy, into an orgasmus, by an ill ferment. Harvey on Consumptions.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Harvey, Gideon (42)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Cacochymy." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 17, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13800.


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