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Synonyms for purgativeˈpɜr gə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purgative, cathartic, physic, aperient(adj)

    a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

    Synonyms:
    cathartic, physic, purgative, aperient

    Antonyms:
    costive

  2. cathartic, evacuant, purgative(adj)

    strongly laxative

    Synonyms:
    evacuant, purgative, releasing, cathartic, psychotherapeutic

    Antonyms:
    costive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. purgative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    cathartic, abstergent, cleansing, purifying, evacuant

  2. purgative(n.)

    Synonyms:
    purge, physic, cathartic, purgative medicine

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. purgative

    Synonyms:
    Laxative, see there


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