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evacuant

Syllabification: e·vac·u·ant
Pronunciation: /əˈvakyəwənt
 
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Definition of evacuant in English:

noun

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

adjective

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(Of a medicine or treatment) acting to induce some kind of bodily discharge.

Origin

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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