An`a*ca*thar"tic\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to cleanse upward, i. e., by vomiting; ? + ?. See Cathartic.] (Med.) Producing vomiting or expectoration. -- n. An anacathartic medicine; an expectorant or an emetic.
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