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Definition of "vulnerary" [vul•ner•a•ry]

  • Used in the healing or treating of wounds. (adjective)
  • A remedy used in healing or treating wounds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vulnerary" in a sentence
  • "And then the feelings of the younger Countess, when compelled to hold the kerchief to the wound, while her aunt sought in their baggage for some vulnerary remedy, were mingled at once with a sense of delicacy and embarrassment, a thrill of pity for the patient, and of gratitude for his services, which exaggerated, in her eyes, his good mien and handsome features."
  • "The pocket which the knight wore under his armour, capable of containing but few things, had, however, some vulnerary balsam, for which its owner had often occasion, a little lint, and a small roll of linen; these the knight took out, and motioned to the animal to hold forth his wounded hand."
  • "Capable of being voiced or spoken. vulnery I couldn't find "vulnery" specifically, but I may have misspelled it when I jotted it down in my notes and really meant "vulnerary,"which means having to do with wounds."