from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Producing vomiting and purging at the same time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, producing vomiting and purging at the same time.
- n. In medicine, a remedy producing vomiting and purging at the same time.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The latter is an active emeto-cathartic, and is abundant on swampy grounds throughout the Southern States.
This is a powerful emeto-cathartic, producing diaphoresis, and expectoration, inducing also a tendency to sleep, independent of the exhaustion consequent upon vomiting.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs