Word of the day

The word for today is…

laxative (noun) –  A food or drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels.

(adj) – 1. Stimulating evacuation of the bowels.
2. Causing looseness or relaxation, especially of the bowels.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, “causing relaxation or looseness,” from Old French laxatif (13th century), from Medieval Latin laxativus “loosening,” from Latin laxat-, past participle stem of laxare “loosen,” from laxus “loose, lax”. The noun meaning “a laxative medicine, a medicine that relieves constipation by relaxing the intestines” is from late 14th century.


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  • The word of the day is laxative? Seriously? :D

    • hookerphil

      Perhaps it refers to what the Panama Papers produce?

  • Big_Al

    Regarding the need to use a “laxative” for anyone suffering from constipation, instead of wasting your money at the local chemist, you should just instead, attend one of Andrew Littles public meetings and that should be enough to loosen your bowels.