purgative


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pur·ga·tive

 (pûr′gə-tĭv)
adj.
Tending to cleanse or purge, especially causing evacuation of the bowels.
n.
A purgative agent or medicine; a cathartic.

purgative

(ˈpɜːɡətɪv) med
n
(Medicine) a drug or agent for purging the bowels
adj
(Medicine) causing evacuation of the bowels; cathartic
ˈpurgatively adv

pur•ga•tive

(ˈpɜr gə tɪv)

adj.
1. purging or cleansing, esp. by causing evacuation of the bowels.
n.
2. a purgative medicine or agent; cathartic.
[1350–1400; Middle English purgatyf (< Middle French) < Late Latin pūrgātīvus= pūrgat(us), past participle of pūrgāre to purge + -īvus -ive]
pur′ga•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purgative - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
aloes, bitter aloes - a purgative made from the leaves of aloe
castor oil - a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
Epsom salts - (used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative
laxative - a mild cathartic
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
milk of magnesia - purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid
Rochelle powder, Seidlitz powder, Seidlitz powders - an effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic
Adj.1.purgative - strongly laxative
laxative - stimulating evacuation of feces

purgative

noun
1. purge, laxative, cathartic, enema, physic (rare), emetic, aperient (Medical), depurative, evacuant The doctor tried to reduce his fever by inducing diarrhea with a purgative.
adjective
1. purging, cleansing, laxative, aperient (Medical), depurative, evacuant a purgative tea

purgative

adjective
1. Of, relating to, or tending to eliminate:
2. Serving to purify of sin:
Translations
projímadloprojímavý
afføringsmiddel
laxerandi/búkhreinsandi lyf

purgative

[ˈpɜːgətɪv]
A. ADJ (Med) → purgante, purgativo
B. N (Med) → purgante m

purgative

adj (Med) → abführend, purgativ (spec); (fig liter)läuternd (geh)
nAbführmittel nt, → Purgativ nt (spec)

purgative

[ˈpɜːgətɪv]
1. n (Med) → purgante m
2. adjpurgativo/a

purge

(pəːdʒ) verb
1. to make (something) clean by clearing it of everything that is bad, not wanted etc.
2. to rid (a political party etc) of disloyal members.
noun
an act of purging.
purgative (ˈpəːgətiv) noun, adjective
(a medicine) which clears waste matter out of the body.

pur·ga·tive

n. purgante, catártico, agente que causa evacuación intestinal;
___ enemaenema, lavativa, lavabo;
___ saline___ salino.

purgative

(ant) adj purgante; n purgante m, purga
References in classic literature ?
I know of nothing more purgative of winter fumes and indigestions.
Do you know, you remind me of the story of the advice given to the sick man--You should try purgative medicine.
His acute critique argues that Marion's thought universalizes the purgative part of the contemplative journey but never develops the illuminative for which the purgative prepares.
Bruce Parry's Amazonian hosts this week are the Achuar who start each day with a strongly purgative drink.
Which salt is used as a purgative medicine, and in leather tanning?
Doctors advised us to feed him with bananas as it worked like a natural purgative," a detective said, trying to keep awake after staying up all night monitoring Mohsin's motions.
For example, for the purgative way one reads about a conversion, the transformation of our thinking, the struggle against sin, the importance of prayer, the methods of prayer, and temptations and trials.
The punitive and purgative model, favored by the "Protestant Left" (Anglicans who favor a low church style) and the Puritans, strives to create a society of the "godly" by using the common law to excise wrongdoers from its midst.
This is the purgative effect of modern free enterprise that ultimately improves the standard of living for all society.
What's really troubling about someone like Eminem is the very purgative nature of art.
Visicol is the first and only tablet purgative preparation indicated for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy.