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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Adscititious


ADSCITI'TIOUS, adjective [Latin ascititius, from adscisco, ascisco, to add or join.]

Added; taken as supplemental; additional; not requisite.

ADSCITI'TIOUS, noun [Latin adstrictio, astrictio, of ad and stringo, to strain or bind fast. See Strict.]

A binding fast. Among physicians, the rigidity of a part of the body, occasioning a retention of usual evacuations; costiveness; a closeness of the emunctories; also the styptic effects of medicines.