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  • adj. Removing obstructions; having the power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient.
  • n. Any medicine that removes obstructions; an aperient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine, removing obstructions.
  • n. A medicine which removes obstructions and opens the natural passages of the fluids of the body; an aperient: as, calomel is a powerful deobstruent.

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  • JM is considering applying a deobstruent of the mental kind.

    March 24, 2011