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  • adj. Tending to open the bowels; aperient
  • n. aperient

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving to open; aperient.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as aperient.


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  • The vermouth of Turin is an agreeable aperitive, and is taken before sitting down to table.

    The South of France—East Half

  • For seeing that here are minerals contained both hot, cold, dry, aperitive, astringent, &c. there is none so simple but must needs thinke and grant, that it cannot otherwise bee but good and wholesome in grievances, and diseases, which in their owne natures are opposite.

    Spadacrene Anglica The English Spa Fountain

  • The aperitive virtue of a key, the attractive virtue of a hook.


  • A card for a dress-show; a shooting invitation for Clem; two dinner-parties; three sherry-parties; a highly aperitive notice of some chamber-music concerts; and a letter from Vin at school -- would she please send on his umbrella, his camera, and his fountain-pen, which leaked rather?

    Mrs. Miniver

  • Before serving dinner he placed upon the table, in the guise of an aperitive, a fat-bellied bottle of native wine, a nectar from the slopes of Vesuvius with a slight taste of sulphur.

    Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) A Novel

  • "This is tonic, stimulant, febrifuge and costive drinking; mixed with water it is aperitive, refreshing, and also a powerful preservative of fivers and bloody-flux; those latters are very usual in warmth countries, and of course that liquor has just been particularly made up for that occasion."

    Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

  • The _aperitive_ virtue of a key, the _attractive_ virtue of a hook.

    Pascal's Pensées

  • I, who have ever thought myself subject to all the accidents that can befall other men, had a mind, in my perfect health, to furnish myself with this miracle, and therefore gave order to have a goat fed at home according to the recipe: for he must be taken in the hottest month of all summer, and must only have aperitive herbs given him to eat, and white wine to drink.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • Lingura speciala pt servit aperitive din inox, cca 18 cm lungime, veche, in stare perfecta; pretul nu include taxele postale ..

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  • In such proofs, those they pretend to have acquired by the inspiration of some daemon, I am content to receive (for I meddle not with miracles); and also the proofs which are drawn from things that, upon some other account, often fall into use amongst us; as if in the wool, wherewith we are wont to clothe ourselves, there has accidentally some occult desiccative property been found out of curing kibed heels, or as if in the radish we eat for food there has been found out some aperitive operation.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete


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