Vulnerary definition

vŭlnə-rĕrē
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Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
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A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.
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Used for healing wounds.
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Any vulnerary drug, plant, etc.
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Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
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A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.
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Useful or used for healing wounds; healing, curative.
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(archaic, rare) Causing wounds, wounding.
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A healing drug or other agent used in healing and treating wounds.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vulnerary
Plural:
vulneraries

Origin of vulnerary

  • Latin vulnerārius from vulnus vulner- wound vulnerable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vulnerārius, from vulnus (“wound").

    From Wiktionary