Purgatively
Purgatively \Pur"ga*tive*ly\, adv. In a purgative manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • purgatively — pÉœrgÉ™tɪvlɪ / pɜːg adv. through cleansing, through purification; by stimulating a bowel movement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • purgatively — pur·ga·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • purgatively — ]ə̇vlē, li adverb : so as to purge : in a purgative manner * * * purˈgatively adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑purge …   Useful english dictionary

  • purgative — purgatively, adv. /perr geuh tiv/, adj. 1. purging or cleansing, esp. by causing evacuation of the bowels. n. 2. a purgative medicine or agent; cathartic. [1350 1400; < LL purgativus (see PURGATION, IVE); r. ME purgatyf < MF < LL, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • laxatively — adv. purgatively; by means of a laxative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • purgative — /ˈpɜgətɪv / (say perguhtiv) adjective 1. purging; cleansing; specifically, causing evacuation of the bowels. –noun 2. a purgative medicine or agent. {Middle English, from Late Latin purgātīvus, past participle, cleansed} –purgatively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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