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laxative

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adjective lax·a·tive \ˈlak-sə-tiv\

Definition of laxative

  1. :  having a tendency to loosen or relax; specifically :  producing bowel movements and relieving constipation



Origin of laxative

Middle English laxatif, from Medieval Latin laxativus, from Latin laxatus, past participle of laxare to loosen, from laxus


First Known Use: 14th century


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laxative

noun lax·a·tive

Simple Definition of laxative

  • medical : a medicine or food that makes it easier for solid waste to pass through the body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of laxative

  1. :  a usually mild laxative drug

Examples of laxative in a sentence

  1. The doctor prescribed a laxative.



14th Century

First Known Use of laxative

14th century


LAXATIVE Defined for Kids

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laxative

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adjective lax·a·tive \ˈlak-sə-tiv\

Definition of laxative for Students

  1. :  tending to relieve constipation




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laxative

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noun lax·a·tive

Definition of laxative for Students

  1. :  a medicine that relieves constipation





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