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Cacochy'mical .
Cacochy'mick .
adj. [from cacochymy.] Having the humours corrupted.

It will prove very advantageous, if only cacochymick, to clarify his blood with a laxative. Harvey on Consumptions.

If the body be cacochymical, the tumours are apt to degenerate into very venomous and malignant abscesses. Wiseman.

The ancient writers distinguished putrid fevers, by putrefaction of blood, choler, melancholy, and phlegm; and this is to be explained by an effervescence happening in a particular cacochymical blood. Floyer on the Humours.

Sources: Floyer, John (18) · Harvey, Gideon (42) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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