Meaning of ad deliquium in English:

ad deliquium

Pronunciation /ˌad dɪˈlɪkwɪəm/


  • With reference to a bloodletting procedure: to the point at which the patient feels faint or faints (from loss of blood).


Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Fryer (d. 1733), traveller and writer. From post-classical Latin ad deliquium to unconsciousness from classical Latin ad + dēliquium, in post-classical Latin sense ‘fainting’.