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  • as ineliminative
  • as ineliminatory
  • as inexcretory

synonyms for expulsive

  • aperient
  • cathartic
  • eliminatory
  • evacuant
  • evacuative
  • excretory
  • purgative
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How to use expulsive in a sentence

The "expulsive power of a new affection" is, after all, the mightiest agency in reform.
QUESTIONABLE AMUSEMENTS AND WORTHY SUBSTITUTESJ. M. JUDY
Elimination can only be secured by a proper expulsive effort.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
Von Guericke, however, recognized it as such, and refers to it as what he calls "expulsive virtue."
A HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME 2(OF 5)HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS
The expulsive force of a new emotion had for the time driven out all temptation.
BETTY'S BRIGHT IDEA; DEACON PITKIN'S FARM; AND THE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF NEW ENGLANDHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
Occasionally, long passages in music demand that the expulsive power of the breathing apparatus be used to its limit.
RESONANCE IN SINGING AND SPEAKINGTHOMAS FILLEBROWN
A sudden rise in temperature may excite expulsive uterine contraction.
THE ETHICS OF MEDICAL HOMICIDE AND MUTILATIONAUSTIN O'MALLEY
In the expulsive stage of labor there is danger of the right ventricle giving way under the added strain.
THE ETHICS OF MEDICAL HOMICIDE AND MUTILATIONAUSTIN O'MALLEY
In the second stage the pains are stronger, recur every two or three minutes, and are expulsive.
THE ETHICS OF MEDICAL HOMICIDE AND MUTILATIONAUSTIN O'MALLEY
The lesions produced in the extreme expulsive efforts of the paroxysm form favorable niduses for the micro-organism.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
This has been well called the 'expulsive power of the higher emotion.'
TALKS TO TEACHERS ON PSYCHOLOGY; AND TO STUDENTS ON SOME OF LIFE'S IDEALSWILLIAM JAMES
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPULSIVE

  • aperient
  • cathartic
  • eliminatory
  • evacuant
  • evacuative
  • excretory
  • expulsive
  • purgative
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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