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See definition of cathartics on Dictionary.com
  • as inlaxative
  • as incleanser

synonyms for cathartics

  • cathartic
  • purgative
  • detergent
  • deodorant
  • purifier
  • soap
  • abrasive
  • cathartic
  • suds
  • polish
  • antiseptic
  • purgative
  • lather
  • fumigant
  • scourer
  • abstergent
  • soap powder
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How to use cathartics in a sentence

Cathartics are medicines which accelerate the action of the bowels, or increase the discharge by stool.
BURROUGHS' ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ASTOUNDING FACTS AND USEFUL INFORMATION, 1889BARKHAM BURROUGHS
The same with Cliacs; for Cathartics, found among Eccritics, are the most important medicines acting on the intestines.
THE ACTION OF MEDICINES IN THE SYSTEMFREDERICK WILLIAM HEADLAND
Cathartics do this by their action on the contiguous mucous membrane of the intestines.
THE ACTION OF MEDICINES IN THE SYSTEMFREDERICK WILLIAM HEADLAND
Irritant Cathartics, like irritant emetics, may sometimes affect remote parts on the principle of counter-irritation.
THE ACTION OF MEDICINES IN THE SYSTEMFREDERICK WILLIAM HEADLAND
Because superpurgation may be followed by laminitis, the advisability of using the active hypodermic cathartics is questioned.
LAMENESS OF THE HORSEJOHN VICTOR LACROIX
As a rule cathartics have no effect and are generally thrown out through the mouth.
PROF. KOCH'S METHOD TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS POPULARLY TREATEDMAX BIRNBAUM
Give an emetic, then follow with cathartics, such as castor oil, and epsom salts especially.
THE WHITEHOUSE COOKBOOK (1887)MRS. F.L. GILLETTE
The seeds contain an oil that is official in all Pharmacopœias as one of the most powerful hydragogue cathartics.
THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE PHILIPPINEST. H. PARDO DE TAVERA
Only mild cathartics are suitable to keep the bowels regular as a Seidlitz powder in the morning before breakfast.
THE HOME MEDICAL LIBRARY, VOLUME II (OF VI)VARIOUS
The bowels should be kept regular by soapsuds injections or by mild cathartics, as a Seidlitz powder.
THE HOME MEDICAL LIBRARY, VOLUME I (OF VI)VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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