adjective \kär-ˈmi-nə-tiv, ˈkär-mə-ˌnā-\

Definition of CARMINATIVE

:  expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension
carminative noun


French carminatif, from Latin carminatus, past participle of carminare to card, from *carmin-, *carmen card, from carrere to card; akin to Lithuanian karšti to card
First Known Use: 15th century


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