1. purgative, cathartic, physic, aperient, medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug

usage: a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels


1. cathartic, psychotherapeutic, healthful (vs. unhealthful)

usage: emotionally purging

2. cathartic, releasing, emotional (vs. unemotional)

usage: emotionally purging (of e.g. art)

3. cathartic, evacuant, purgative, laxative (vs. costive)

usage: strongly laxative

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