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English definition of “purgative”


noun [C] uk   /ˈpɜː.ɡə.tɪv/ us    /ˈpɝː.ɡə.t̬ɪv/
a substance that makes you empty your bowels
See also
Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
adjective uk   us  
Prunes can have a purgative effect.Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
(Definition of purgative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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