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- An evacuant medicine, such as a laxative, an emetic, or a sudorific.More example sentences
- For constipation common remedies were liquorice powder, Nyalls Figsen (Californian Syrup of Figs), cascara evacuant or senna pods.
mid 18th century: from Latin evacuant- 'emptying (the bowels'), from the verb evacuare, later in the more general sense 'remove (contents)'.
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- The US English dictionary