Catastaltic Cat`a*stal"tic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to check; kata` down, wholy + ? to set.] (Med.) Checking evacuations through astringent or styptic qualities. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • catastaltic — catastaltic, a. Med. [ad. L. catastaltic us, a. Gr. κατασταλτικός, f. καταστέλλειν to repress, check.] Restraining, checking: formerly applied to astringent and styptic substances. in Mayne …   Useful english dictionary

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