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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: cathartic(0.00953 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to cathartic.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: emotionally purging [syn: psychotherapeutic]
2: emotionally purging (of e.g. art) [syn: releasing]
3: strongly laxative [syn: evacuant, purgative]
n : a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
[syn: purgative, physic, aperient]
English → English (gcide)
Cathartic \Ca*thar"tic\, Catharical \Ca*thar"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?,
fr. ? to cleanse, fr. ? pure; akin to F. chaste.]
1. (Med.) Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by
2. Of or pertaining to the purgative principle of senna, as
Cathartic \Ca*thar"tic\, n. [Gr. ?.] (Med.)
A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a
purgative of moderate activity.
Note: The cathartics are more energetic and certain in action
that the laxatives, which simply increase the tendency
to alvine evacuation; and less powerful and irritaint
that the drastic purges, which cause profuse, repeated,
and watery evacuations. -- Ca*thar"tic*al*ly, adv. --