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English definition of “purgative”


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