laxative

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lax·a·tive

 (lăk′sə-tĭv)
n.
A food or drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels.
adj.
1. Stimulating evacuation of the bowels.
2. Causing looseness or relaxation, especially of the bowels.

[Middle English, from Old French laxatif, from Medieval Latin laxātīvus, preventing constipation, from Late Latin, assuaging, from Latin laxātus, past participle of laxāre, to relax, from laxus, loose; see lax.]

laxative

(ˈlæksətɪv)
n
(Medicine) an agent stimulating evacuation of faeces
adj
(Medicine) stimulating evacuation of faeces
[C14 (originally: relaxing): from Medieval Latin laxātīvus, from Latin laxāre to loosen]

lax•a•tive

(ˈlæk sə tɪv)

n.
1. a medicine or agent for relieving constipation.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or constituting a laxative; purgative.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin]

laxative

- Can mean "having the power of relaxing" (from Latin laxare, "loosen").
See also related terms for loosen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laxative - a mild catharticlaxative - a mild cathartic      
phenolphthalein - a laxative used in many preparations under various trade names; also used as an acid-base indicator in titrations involving weak acids and strong bases because it is brilliant red at high alkalinity and colorless below pH 8
aperient, cathartic, physic, purgative - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
Adj.1.laxative - stimulating evacuation of feces
costive - retarding evacuation of feces; binding; constipating

laxative

noun purgative, salts, purge, cathartic, physic (rare), aperient Foods that ferment quickly in the stomach are excellent natural laxatives.
Translations
مُسْهِل خَفيفمُلَيِّـنٌ
projímadloprojímavý
afføringsmiddel
laksatiivilaksatiivinenulostuslääke
रेचक
laksativ
hashajtó
hægîalyf
緩下剤
완하제
vidurių paleidžiamasis
caurejas līdzekliscaureju veicinošs
laxatieflaxeermiddel
laxeringsmedel
ยาระบาย
müshilyumuşatıcı
thuốc nhuận tràng

laxative

[ˈlæksətɪv]
A. ADJlaxante
B. Nlaxante m

laxative

[ˈlæksətɪv]
nlaxatif m
adj [effect] → laxatif/ive

laxative

adjabführend, laxativ (spec)
nAbführmittel nt, → Laxativ(um) nt (spec)

laxative

[ˈlæksətɪv] nlassativo

laxative

(ˈlӕksətiv) noun, adjective
(a medicine) which makes it easier to pass waste matter from the bowels.

laxative

مُلَيِّـنٌ projímadlo afføringsmiddel Abführmittel καθαρτικό laxante ulostuslääke laxatif laksativ lassativo 緩下剤 완하제 laxeermiddel avføringsmiddel środek przeczyszczający laxante слабительное laxeringsmedel ยาระบาย müshil thuốc nhuận tràng 轻泻剂

lax·a·tive

n. laxante, laxativo, purgante suave.

laxative

adj & n laxante m; bulk — laxante que aumenta el volumen de la materia fecal
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