laxative definition

  • noun:
    • A food or medication that stimulates evacuation of this bowels.
    • Any substance, like a food or perhaps in the form of a medicine which includes a laxative impact.
    • A medicine that relieves from costiveness by soothing the intestines; a gentle purgative.
    • a mild cathartic
  • adjective:
    • revitalizing evacuation of bowels.
    • Causing looseness or relaxation, specially for the bowels.
    • Having the effect of going the bowels, or aiding food digestion and stopping irregularity.
    • Having a propensity to loosen or unwind.
    • Having the effect of loosening or starting the intestines, and relieving from constipation; -- in opposition to astringent.
    • stimulating evacuation of feces
  • others:
    • free; smooth; effortless.
    • In medicine, getting the energy or top-notch relieving from constipation by relaxing or opening the intestines. Compare cathartic, 1.

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