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- n. Plural form of vomitive.
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Bohun, in the seventeenth-century tradition of treatment by clysters, vomitives, and phlebotomy, resorted to bloodletting.
Perhaps the most damaging and galling satire of the century flowed from the pen of the French dramatist, Molière, who had a medical student -- not completely fictitious -- swear always to accept the pronouncements of his oldest physician-colleague, and always to treat by purgation, using clysters (enemas), phlebotomy (bloodletting), and emetics (vomitives).
The doctors operated upon him as best they knew, with leeches and phlebotomy and purgatives and vomitives, and came very near killing him.
When’s that grandnational goldcapped dupsydurby houspill coming with its vomitives for our mothers-inload and stretchers for their devitalised males?