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depurative

[dep-yuh-rey-tiv] /ˈdɛp yəˌreɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to depurate; purifying.
noun
2.
a depurative agent or substance.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; depurate + -ive
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  • The shrub finds its way into cures of asthma, erysipelas, and is used as a depurative.
British Dictionary definitions for depurative

depurative

/ˈdɛpjʊˌreɪtɪv; -rətɪv/
adjective
1.
used for or capable of depurating; purifying; purgative
noun
2.
a depurative substance or agent
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