Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

carminative

play
adjective car·mi·na·tive \kär-ˈmi-nə-tiv, ˈkär-mə-ˌnā-\

Definition of carminative

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

carminative noun


Origin of carminative

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


Learn More about carminative

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "carminative"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up carminative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ