HyperDic: purgative

English > 2 senses of the word purgative:
NOUNartifactpurgative, cathartic, physic, aperienta purging medicine
ADJECTIVEallpurgative, cathartic, evacuantstrongly laxative
English > purgative: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningstrongly laxative.
Synonymscathartic, evacuant
Broaderlaxativestimulating / stimulating evacuation of feces
Spanishpurgante
Catalanpurgant, purgatiu
Nounspurgativea purging medicine
Verbspurgeexcrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
English > purgative: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA purging medicine; stimulates / stimulates evacuation of the bowels.
Synonymscathartic, 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
Adjectivespurgativestrongly laxative

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