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purgative

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a substance used to induce or speed up the process of defecation
  • In the past, purgatives were sometimes administered in cases of accidental poisoning.

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The first known use of purgative was in the 15th century

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“Purgative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purgative. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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