A medicine that induces some kind of bodily discharge, such as an emetic, a sudorific, or especially a laxative.
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- For constipation common remedies were liquorice powder, Nyalls Figsen (Californian Syrup of Figs), cascara evacuant or senna pods.
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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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