purgative[ pur-guh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF purgative
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PURGATIVE
For the present he can but prescribe a purgative and a massage of the arm and spine.
The next morning administer a purgative dose of oil or salts.
A decoction of the leaves is purgative and is used in lead colic.
Ainslie states that the decoction is employed as a vermifuge and purgative.
The working of purgative physic is violent and contrary to nature.
When swallowed, the jewel is next day recovered with the help of a purgative.
Pulverized the stone was used as a tonic and purgative by the Greeks and Romans.
This simply acts medicinally as either an emetic or as a purgative.
We know that one medicine is a purgative, because it opens the bowels.
Seidlitz water and sea-water are both known to be purgative.