Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A medicine that promotes excretion; an eliminative.
  • Relating to excretion or to any of the excretory organs: said of a disease which affects these functions or organs, or of a remedy which promotes excretion.

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

  • noun (Med.) A remedy which promotes discharges, as an emetic, or a cathartic.

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  • noun medicine Any remedy that promotes discharges.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

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