Definition of Aperient

1. Noun. A purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels.




2. Adjective. Mildly laxative.
Similar to: Laxative

Definition of Aperient

1. a. Gently opening the bowels; laxative.

Definition of Aperient

1. Adjective. having a gentle laxative effect. ¹

2. Noun. a laxative, either in the form of a medicine or a food such as hops or asparagus, which has the effect of moving the bowels, or aiding digestion and preventing constipation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aperient

1. a mild laxative [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aperient

1. Gently opening the bowels; laxative. An aperient medicine or food. Origin: L. Aperiens, p. Pr. Of aperire to uncover, open; ab + parire, parere, to bring forth, produce. Cf. Cover, Overt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aperient

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Literary usage of Aperient

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1. A Text-book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1899)
"Their aperient action seems to be due to their colloid form, as pure sugar has no such effect, and it is possible that they merely delay the absorption of ..."

2. Hints to mothers for the management of health during the period of pregnancy by Thomas Bull (1877)
"aperient Medicine. One of the greatest errors of the nursery is the too frequent and ... With such persons the choice of the aperient, or the dose, ..."

3. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1866)
"When prepared from the ripe fruit, it is not only astringent, but possesses the singular property of being aperient if the bowels are irregular ..."

4. How Nature Cures: Comprising a New System of Hygiene; Also the Natural Food by Emmet Densmore (1892)
"Moreover, that fruit is aperient from chemical rather than from mechanical reasons is proven by the fact that the juice of fruit, wholly removed from any ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1856)
"Nux Vomica as an aperient.—Amongthe conditions over which nux vomica, and its active ... Of itself it can, perhaps, scarcely be deemed an aperient,—that is, ..."

6. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1844)
"MOXON'S MAGNESIAN aperient. Soda; Carbon, aa Ibj ; Acid. Tart. Ibss. M. The ingredients to be separately and well dried. R Magnes. Sulph. ..."

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