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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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Just then, whether it was the cold of the morning that was now approaching, or that he had eaten something laxative at supper, or that it was only natural (as is most likely), Sancho felt a desire to do what no one could do for him; but so great was the fear that had penetrated his heart, he dared not separate himself from his master by as much as the black of his nail; to escape doing what he wanted was, however, also impossible; so what he did for peace's sake was to remove his right hand, which held the back of the saddle, and with it to untie gently and silently the running string which alone held up his breeches, so that on loosening it they at once fell down round his feet like fetters; he then raised his shirt as well as he could and bared his hind quarters, no slim ones.
This doctor therefore proposed, "that upon the meeting of the senate, certain physicians should attend it the three first days of their sitting, and at the close of each day's debate feel the pulses of every senator; after which, having maturely considered and consulted upon the nature of the several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting.
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