1. pertaining to the surface of a body part
- a drug for topical (or local) application
- a topical anesthesia
Similar word(s): local
2. of or relating to or arranged by topics
- a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis
3. of interest at the present time
- a topical reference
- a topical and timely study of civil liberty
Similar word(s): current
Sentences with topical as an adjective:
- Fair trade has become quite a topical subject.
1. (pharmacology) A topical anaesthetic.