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evacuant

[ih-vak-yoo-uh nt] /ɪˈvæk yu ənt/
adjective
1.
evacuating; promoting thorough evacuation, especially from the bowels; cathartic; purgative.
noun
2.
an evacuant medicine or agent; cathartic; purgative.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin ēvacuant- (stem of ēvacuāns, present participle of ēvacuāre). See evacuate, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for evacuant

evacuant

/ɪˈvækjʊənt/
adjective
1.
serving to promote excretion, esp of the bowels
noun
2.
an evacuant agent
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evacuant in Medicine

evacuant e·vac·u·ant (ĭ-vāk'yōō-ənt)
adj.
Causing evacuation, especially of the bowels; purgative. n.
A purgative agent.

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