Definition of Evacuant

1. Adjective. Strongly laxative.

Exact synonyms: Cathartic, Purgative
Similar to: Laxative
Derivative terms: Catharsis, Cathartic, Evacuate, Purgative, Purge



Definition of Evacuant

1. a. Emptying; evacuative; purgative; cathartic.

Definition of Evacuant

1. Adjective. something used to clean out an organ system, especially the bowels. ¹

2. Adjective. a laxative ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evacuant

1. a cathartic medicine [n -S]

Medical Definition of Evacuant

1. Emptying; evacuative; purgative; cathartic. A purgative or cathartic. Origin: L.evacuans, -antis, p. Pr. Of evacuare: cf. F. Evacuant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evacuant

euxanthates
euxanthic
euxanthin
euxanthine
euxenite
euxenites
euxinia
euxinic
ev'ry
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evacuant (current term)
evacuants
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Literary usage of Evacuant

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"It owes its activity to organic acids, especially citric. It is used as a laxative, in doses of 4 to 30 Gm. (i to 8 drams). evacuant ENEMAS Rectal ..."

2. An Explanation of the Organ Stops with Hints for Effective Combinations by Carl Locher (1888)
"evacuant (from the Latin evacuare, to empty) is a stop by means of which the organist, on ceasing to play, can relieve the bellows of all wind pressure. ..."

3. Medical and Miscellaneous Observations Relative to the West India Islands by John Williamson (1817)
"By evacuant remedies and quietness, he got better. The above case was certainly apoplectic ; temperance had been particularly recommended, and as little ..."

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