repercussivemedical dictionary

1. Tending or able to repercuss; having the power of sending back; causing to reverberate. "Ye repercussive rocks! repeat the sound." (W. Pattison)

2. Repellent. "Blood is stanched by astringent and repecussive medicines."

3. Driven back; rebounding; reverberated. "Rages loud the repercussive roar."

Origin: Cf. F. Repercussif.

(01 Mar 1998)