from The Century Dictionary.
- Cleansing; tending to or connected with the removal of impurities.
- noun That which cleanses or purifies; specifically, in medicine, formerly, a remedy supposed to purify the blood or humors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Med.) Purifying the blood or the humors; depuratory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective medicine Purifying the blood or humours;
- noun Any depurative
- noun Any
diseasethat is believed to be depurative.
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It would appear that the most valuable depurative method of treatment yet resorted to is by the careful use of the Roman bath.
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A popular depurative remedy, which augments the action of the organs, and therefore useful in the diseases specified.
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Others regarded it as a mucous discharge, or a depurative; and others, as a salutary crisis, removing from the constitution that which oppressed the different organs.