purgative ( purgatives plural )
1 n-count A purgative is a medicine that causes you to get rid of unwanted waste from your body.
2 adj A purgative substance acts as a purgative.
FORMAL ADJ n
...purgative oils., ...a purgative tea.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
n aperient (Medical) cathartic, depurative, emetic, enema, evacuant, laxative, physic (rare) purge
adj aperient (Medical) cleansing, depurative, evacuant, laxative, purging
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