HyperDic: cathartic

English > 4 senses of the word cathartic:
NOUNartifactcathartic, purgative, physic, aperienta purging medicine
ADJECTIVEallcathartic, psychotherapeuticemotionally purging
allcathartic, releasingemotionally purging (of e.g. art)
allcathartic, evacuant, purgativestrongly laxative
cathartic > pronunciation
Soundskahthaa'rtihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > cathartic: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningemotionally purging.
Synonympsychotherapeutic
Broaderhealthfulconducive to good health of body or mind
Spanishcatártico, psicoterapéutico, purgativo
Nounscatharsis(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
English > cathartic: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningemotionally purging (of e.g. art).
Synonymreleasing
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
BroaderemotionalOf more than usual emotion
Spanishcatártico
English > cathartic: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningstrongly laxative.
Synonymsevacuant, purgative
Broaderlaxativestimulating / stimulating evacuation of feces
Spanishpurgante
Catalanpurgant, purgatiu
Nounscatharsispurging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate / stimulate evacuation of the bowels
cathartica purging medicine
English > cathartic: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA purging medicine; stimulates / stimulates evacuation of the bowels.
Synonymspurgative, physic, aperient
NarrowerEpsom salts(used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative
Seidlitz powder, Seidlitz powders, Rochelle powderAn effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid
aloes, bitter aloesA purgative made from the leaves of aloe
castor oilA purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant
laxativeA mild cathartic
milk of magnesiapurgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishcatártico, depurativo, laxante, purgante
Catalancatàrtic, laxant, purgant
Adjectivescatharticstrongly laxative

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