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  • adj. Obsolete form of cathartic.
  • n. Obsolete form of cathartic.

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Examples

  • His diary gives the treatment: “Seized with an ague before 6 o'clock this morning after having laboured under a fever all night ” Sent for Dr. Craik who arrived just as we were setting down to dinner; who, when he thought my fever sufficiently abated gave me cathartick and directed the Bark to be applied in the Morning.

    The True George Washington

  • Next day cathartick again, and the third day opium for my cough.

    Life Of Johnson

  • I believe it was not an intermittent, for I took of my own head physick yesterday; and Celsus says, it seems, that if a cathartick be taken the fit will return certo certius.

    Life of Johnson

  • Young and inexperienced as I was, I suggested the propriety of some cooling cathartick; but our doctor said no; my father required sleep, he must take a little warm gruel, and he would send him some physick in the morning.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 1

  • I believe it was not an intermittent, for I took of my own head physick yesterday; and Celsus says, it seems, that if a cathartick be taken the fit will return _certo certius_.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 3 1776-1780

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