hepatise

1. To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas. 'On the right . . where two wells of hepatized water.' (Barrow) ... 2. To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs. ... Origin: Gr. To be like the liver, to be liver-coloured, fr, the liver: cf. E. Hepatite, and (for sense 2) F. Hepatiser. ... Source: Websters Dictionary .....
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