Meaning of purgative

pur•ga•tive

Pronunciation: (pûr'gu-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. purging or cleansing, esp. by causing evacuation of the bowels.
—n.
  1. a purgative medicine or agent; cathartic.
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