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NEPHRITICAL, a. [Gr. From the kidneys.]

1. Pertaining to the kidneys or organs of urine; as a nephritic disease.

2. Affected with the stone or gravel; as a nephritic patient.

. Relieving or curing the stone or gravel, or disorders of the kidneys in general; as a nephritic medicine.

Nephritic stone, a stone of the silicious kind, called jade.

Nephritic wood, a species of compact wood of a fine grain, brought from New Spain, which gives a blue color to spirit of wine and to water; which color is changed to yellow by acids, and again to blue by alkalies.



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NEPHRITICAL, a. [Gr. From the kidneys.]

1. Pertaining to the kidneys or organs of urine; as a nephritic disease.

2. Affected with the stone or gravel; as a nephritic patient.

. Relieving or curing the stone or gravel, or disorders of the kidneys in general; as a nephritic medicine.

Nephritic stone, a stone of the silicious kind, called jade.

Nephritic wood, a species of compact wood of a fine grain, brought from New Spain, which gives a blue color to spirit of wine and to water; which color is changed to yellow by acids, and again to blue by alkalies.
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Nephritical

NEPHRITICAL, adjective [Gr. From the kidneys.]

1. Pertaining to the kidneys or organs of urine; as a nephritic disease.

2. Affected with the stone or gravel; as a nephritic patient.

. Relieving or curing the stone or gravel, or disorders of the kidneys in general; as a nephritic medicine.

Nephritic stone, a stone of the silicious kind, called jade.

Nephritic wood, a species of compact wood of a fine grain, brought from New Spain, which gives a blue color to spirit of wine and to water; which color is changed to yellow by acids, and again to blue by alkalies.

NEPHRITIC, noun A medicine adapted to relieve or cure the diseases of the kidneys, particularly the gravel or stone in the bladder.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PROTEC'TION, n. The act of protecting; defense; shelter from evil; preservation from loss, injury or annoyance. We find protection under good laws and an upright administration. How little are men disposed to acknowledge divine protection!

1. That which protects or preserves from injury.

Let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. Deut.32.

2. A writing that protects; a passport or other writing which secures from molestation.

3. Exemption. Embassadors at foreign courts are entitled to protection from arrest. Members of parliament, representatives and senators, are entitled to protection from arrest during their attendance on the legislature, as are suitors and witnesses attending a court.

Writ of protection, a writ by which the king or Great Britain exempts a person from arrest.

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