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“laxative” in British English

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laxativenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlæk.sə.tɪv/ us /ˈlæk.sə.t̬ɪv/

a substance that makes it easier for the waste from someone's bowels to come out

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

“laxative” in American English

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laxativenoun [ C ]

us /ˈlæk·sə·t̬ɪv/

a substance that helps a person excrete the contents of the bowels

(Definition of “laxative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)