Definitions

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; depuratory.
  • noun Any depurative remedy or agent.
  • noun Any disease that is believed to be depurative.

Etymologies

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Compare French dépuratif.

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