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1. purgative

adjective. strongly laxative.

Synonyms

  • laxative
  • evacuant

Antonyms

  • prescription medicine
  • over-the-counter medicine
  • over-the-counter drug

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2. purgative

noun. a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels.

Synonyms

  • aloes
  • physic
  • bitter aloes
  • laxative
  • milk of magnesia
  • Rochelle powder
  • Seidlitz powder
  • medicinal drug
  • medication
  • cathartic
  • Seidlitz powders
  • aperient
  • medicament
  • castor oil
  • medicine

Antonyms

  • unemotional
  • unhealthful

Sentences with purgative


1. Noun, singular or mass
Copper sulfate, a compound of copper and sulfuric acid, has been used as a purgative in the past, but it is now considered toxic.

2. Adjective
Senna is another common herb used in purgative laxatives and it is recommended that it be taken in prepared over-the-counter products due to its having a terrible taste.

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