a.1.Having the fluids of the body vitiated, especially the blood.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Late in the play, when the colonel appears to have been mortally wounded in his duel with the captain, the surgeon enters with a mouthful of delightful jargon of the kind, though not the amplitude, spoken by Chapman's Pock: chilis, cava vena, oesophag, syncope, tumefaction, calaphena, opponax; 'the wound, I can assure you, inclines to paralism, and I find his body cacochymic (4.2.27-27).