from The Century Dictionary.
- In pathology, relating to, characterized by, or producing over-excitement; stimulating; stimulated.
- Containing hypersthene; resembling hypersthene.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Min.) Composed of, or containing, hypersthene.
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- adjective mineralogy Composed of, or containing,
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_Inflammation_ may be taken as a general representative of the positive or hypersthenic class -- those forms of disease in which there is too much electro-vitality, or in which the vital force may be said to be too active.
The various and opposite forms of disease -- acute and chronic, hypersthenic and asthenic -- are habitually treated and
p 260 by the contact and eruption of augitic porphyry (at Orsk), of dioritic porphyry (at Aufschkul), or of a mass of hypersthenic rock conglomerated into spherical masses (at Bogoslowsk).