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Definitions of laxative:

part of speech: adjective

A gentle cathartic.

part of speech: adjective

1. Having the action of loosening the bowels, aperient, mildly cathartic. 2. A mild cathartic, a remedy that moves the bowels slightly without pain or violent action.

Usage examples for laxative:

  • For very young children the juice of orange or the pulp of cooked prunes should be given daily, because they contain valuable nutrients and possess laxative properties. "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer
  • The bowels should move at least once during each twenty- four hours; if they are obstinate, a simple laxative may be nightly administered. "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler

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