Laxative


Laxative
Laxative Lax"a*tive, a. [L. laxativus mitigating, assuaging: cf. F. laxatif. See {Lax}, a.] 1. Having a tendency to loosen or relax. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) Having the effect of loosening or opening the intestines, and relieving from constipation; -- opposed to {astringent}. -- n. (Med.) A laxative medicine. See the Note under {Cathartic}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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