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a.1.(Med.) Caustic.
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In one of its principal aspects Jesus' work is diaeretic, differentiating, field breaking, as the masculine agon and style are.
He quietly replaces the diaeretic method with a dialectical approach that relies not only on reason but also on intuition, experience, and opinion (287b10-c4).
It is, for example, the market leader in France in supplying extremely fine green coffee to the health food segment (green-coffee drin- king, working as a diaeretic, has become fashionable among a rather extensive group of form-conscious French ladies).