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Inducing the expulsion of excess gas from the stomach and intestines.
A carminative drug or agent.
[Middle English carminatif, from Old French, from Latin carminātus, past participle of carmināre, to card wool, from *carmen, card for wool, from cārere, to card.]
(Pharmacology) able to relieve flatulence
(Pharmacology) a carminative drug
[C15: from French carminatif, from Latin carmināre to card wool, remove impurities, from cārere to card]
car•min•a•tive(kɑrˈmɪn ə tɪv, ˈkɑr məˌneɪ tɪv)
1. expelling gas from the stomach and bowel.n.
2. a carminative medicine.
[1645–55; < Late Latin carmināt(us), past participle of carmināre to purify (Latin: to card (wool)]
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|Noun||1.||carminative - medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing|
|Adj.||1.||carminative - relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)|
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