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 ?
Do you know, you remind me of the story of the advice given to the sick man--You should try purgative medicine.
I know of nothing more purgative of winter fumes and indigestions.
Uses in Philippine traditional medicine: The oil of the leaf is described as a purgative, treatment for leprosy, and as a stimulant and antispasmodic.
Material and Methods: Two hundred twenty-seven patients were randomly assigned into three groups; enema before purgative use, enema after purgative use, and no enema.
The major uses of poisonous plants recorded from area were fish poison, antilice, anthelmintic, abortifacient, antiseptic, purgative and larvicides.
The kit, to be available by prescription, is comprised of nutritionally balanced bars and beverages incorporating the standard purgative active ingredient, PEG 3350, which a patient consumes during the 24 hours prior to colonoscopy.
Doctors who performed colonoscopies on 116 patients reported that the images inside the colon were of the same clarity whether the patients had taken two doses or just one dose of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution, a purgative which removes fecal matter from the colon.
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.