from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the stomach; gastric.
- adj. Beneficial to or stimulating digestion in the stomach.
- n. An agent, such as a medicine, that strengthens or stimulates the stomach.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the stomach.
- adj. Beneficial to the stomach or to digestion.
- n. A medicine for the stomach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the stomach.
- adj. Strengthening to the stomach; exciting the action of the stomach; stomachal; cordial.
- n. A medicine that strengthens the stomach and excites its action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the stomach.
- n. A medicine which sharpens the appetite, and is supposed to stimulate digestion, as the bitter tonics; a stomachal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or involving the stomach
Folklore has always promoted the aphrodisiac and stomachic properties of vanilla, but it seems that science has made vanilla's benefits more tangible.
The house has not done so much in the stomachic article of cloves or in brandy – and – water warm since the inquest.
For, it would seem that Purl must always be taken early; though whether for any more distinctly stomachic reason than that, as the early bird catches the worm, so the early purl catches the customer, cannot here be resolved.
Cologne, and being considered a stomachic, is patronised by
And I have taken Brother Prior the stomachic you made for him.
Eat fruit, drink plenty of water, and that will flush the system and stop stomachic headache.
Chamomile tea is an excellent stomachic when taken in moderate doses of half-a-teacupful at a  time.
Sherry in which some Hops have been steeped makes a capital stomachic cordial.
If given in moderate doses the plant and its essential oil are stomachic and cordial, whether the leaves, flowers, or seeds be administered, serving to allay spasm, and helping to promote the monthly flow of women; the seeds being also of particular use against worms, and relieving the flatulent colic of hysteria.
By druggists, a confection of bitter orange peel is sold; also a syrup of this orange peel, and a tincture of the same, made with spirit of wine, to be given in doses of from one to two teaspoonfuls with water, as an agreeable stomachic bitter.
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