evacuant

evacuant

[ih-vak-yoo-uhnt] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
evacuating; promoting thorough evacuation, especially from the bowels; cathartic; purgative.
noun
2.
an evacuant medicine or agent; cathartic; purgative.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin ēvacuant- (stem of ēvacuāns, present participle of ēvacuāre). See evacuate, -ant

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evacuant (ɪˈvækjʊənt)
 
adj
1.  serving to promote excretion, esp of the bowels
 
n
2.  an evacuant agent

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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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