Meaning of “purgative” in the English Dictionary

"purgative" in British English

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purgativenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɜː.ɡə.tɪv/ us /ˈpɝː.ɡə.t̬ɪv/

a substance that makes you empty your bowels

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adjective uk us

Prunes can have a purgative effect.

(Definition of “purgative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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