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adjective as in lustral

adjective as in lustrative

adjective as in purgatorial

adjective as in purificatory

noun as in purgative

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Example Sentences

A doctor was called, an emetic was given and he purged, and after a time he recovered from the symptoms of poisoning.

We immediately gave him an emetic, which operated well, and before night he was relieved of every alarming symptom.

My landlord, who took pity on me, called a Jewish physician, who prescribed an emetic which soon cured me of my fever.

Both are pectoral and expectorant; and in large doses nauseant and emetic.

Expectorant and diaphoretic, in small doses; emetic and narcotic, in larger ones.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to emetic, such as: aperient, aperitive, expiatory, laxative, lustrative, and physic.

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