Definition of syrup of figs in English:

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syrup of figs

Pronunciation: /ˌsirəp əv ˈfiɡz/

noun

A laxative syrup made from dried figs, typically with senna and carminatives.
Example sentences
  • They may not be exactly in pristine condition - one is a bit bruised and scuffed, while the other has an intermittent leak - but they will work more quickly to shift those unwanted pounds than an entire vat-full of syrup of figs.
  • She stated the ingredients were syrup of figs and extract of prunes.
  • Eat the whole tin of prunes or the directed dose of syrup of figs- you will soon go but it may be painful as it's been so long.

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Syllabification: syr·up of figs

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