cathartic definition

  • adjective:
    • Inducing catharsis; purgative.
    • purgative; inducing catharsis
    • That releases mental stress, particularly after an overwhelming experience
    • Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative.
    • Of or regarding the purgative concept of senna, as cathartic acid.
    • emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
    • emotionally purging
    • strongly laxative
  • noun:
    • a realtor for purging the bowels, especially a laxative.
    • A laxative
    • A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a purgative of moderate task.
    • A cathartic medication; a purge; a purgative.
    • a purging medication; promotes evacuation regarding the bowels
  • others:
    • Purgative; purifying.
    • Pertaining to or produced by cathartin.

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