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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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