from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Application; use; specifically, use as a remedy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of adhibiting; application; use.
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- noun The act of
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When an Hindi or a Hindu “takes medicine,” he prepares himself for it by diet and rest two or three days before adhibition, and as gradually, after the dose, he relapses into his usual habits; if he break through the regime it is concluded that fatal results must ensue.
Europe is only beginning to systematise the adhibition of air, exercise, and simple living.
The result of “turning over a new leaf,” in the shape of a phial of thin “Gladstone,” was a lumbago which lasted me a long month, and which disappeared only after a liberal adhibition of “diffusible stimulants.”
The Land of Midian 2003
The result of "turning over a new leaf," in the shape of a phial of thin "Gladstone," was a lumbago which lasted me a long month, and which disappeared only after a liberal adhibition of "diffusible stimulants."
The Land of Midian — Volume 1 Richard Francis Burton 1855
Like Drs. Livingstone and Hutchinson, he holds fever and quinine "incompatibles," and he highly approves of the prophylactic adhibition of chinchona used by the unfortunate Douville in 1828.
Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1 Richard Francis Burton 1855
That part of the _reading public_ which shuns the solid food of reason for the light diet of fiction, requires a perpetual adhibition of _sauce piquante_ to the palate of its depraved imagination.
Nightmare Abbey Thomas Love Peacock 1825
“incompatibles,” and he highly approves of the prophylactic adhibition of chinchona used by the unfortunate