(Dis*cus"sion*al) a. Pertaining to discussion.
(Dis*cuss"ive) a. [Cf. F. discussif.]
1. (Med.) Able or tending to discuss or disperse tumors or coagulated matter.
2. Doubt-dispelling; decisive. [R.]
A kind of peremptory and discussive voice.Hopkins.
(Dis*cuss"ive), n. (Med.) A medicine that discusses or disperses morbid humors; a discutient.
(Dis*cu"tient) a. [L. discutiens, p. pr. of discutere. See Discuss.] (Med.) Serving to disperse
morbid matter; discussive; as, a discutient application. n. An agent (as a medicinal application) which
serves to disperse morbid matter. "Foment with discutiens." Wiseman.
(Dis*dain") n. [OE. desdain, disdein, OF. desdein, desdaing, F. dédain, fr. the verb. See
Disdain, v. t.]
1. A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
How my soul is moved with just disdain!Pope.
Often implying an idea of haughtiness.
Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes.Shak.
2. That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion. [Obs.]
Most loathsome, filthy, foul, and full of vile disdain.Spenser.
3. The state of being despised; shame. [Obs.] Shak.
Syn. Haughtiness; scorn; contempt; arrogance; pride. See Haughtiness.
(Dis*dain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disdained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disdaining.] [OE. disdainen, desdainen,
OF. desdeigner, desdaigner, F. dédaigner; des- (L. dis-) + daigner to deign, fr. L. dignari to deem
worthy. See Deign.]
1. To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
Disdaining . . . that any should bear the armor of the best knight living.Sir P. Sidney.