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 therefore made no scruple of gathering and eating it, without knowing that the inhabitants always peeled it, the rind being a violent purgative; so that, eating the fruit and skin together, I fell into such a disorder as almost brought me to my end.
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.
It is also recommended for its laxative, purgative and diuretic properties.
Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetiran while taking the floor of the house said that it was purgative of the leader of the House to convene assembly session for the approval of demands for grants.
When unripe, the pineapple is not only inedible but poisonous, irritating the throat and acting as a drastic purgative. Excessive consumption of pineapple cores has caused the formation of fiber balls (bezoars) in the digestive tract.
In the pharmaceutical industry, Sodium Potassium Tartrate is used in the form of Seidlitz powders as a mild purgative. Sodium Potassium Tartrate is also a vital ingredient of Fehling's Solution and a ferroelectric crystal often used as a component of Fenton's reagent.
Carline contains carlina oxide, carilene, inulin, bitters, phenol, palmitic acid, tannins and flavanoids; this indicates it is antispasmodic, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emetic in large doses, febrifuge, vermifuge and purgative. Modern herbalists use it for acne, eczema, throat and mouth ulcers, stimulating bile flow, prostate problems, herpes sores and oedema (accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in a body cavity).
On special directive of the Balochistan Chief Minister, the teams conducted raid at Gawalmandi Chowk, Satellite town and Jatak Stop and issued warning notices to owners of butcher shops, bakeries and salts factories over non sanitation and instructed them to improve condition of purgative, said press release issued here.
Other factors associated with colonoscopy preparation include poor adherence to preparation instructions, mistakes in timing of purgative administration, and longer appointment wait times for colonoscopy (10,11).
Some people are not given the stronger, purgative treatments.
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