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1purgative

adjective pur·ga·tive \ˈpər-gə-tiv\

Definition of PURGATIVE

:  purging or tending to purge

Origin of PURGATIVE

Middle English purgatif, from Late Latin purgativus, from Latin purgatus, past participle
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, soporific, spectrum

Rhymes with PURGATIVE

2purgative

noun

medical : a medicine or food that causes the bowels to empty

Full Definition of PURGATIVE

:  a purging medicine :  cathartic

First Known Use of PURGATIVE

1576

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

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