Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

    March 24, 2011

  • The rhythms of verse should be fluent

    And rhymes come quick and congruent.

    It's often suggested

    A poet congested

    Use sleep as a sure deobstruent.

    February 7, 2017