Catharical
Cathartic Ca*thar"tic, Catharical Ca*thar"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to cleanse, fr. ? pure; akin to F. chaste.] 1. (Med.) Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the purgative principle of senna, as cathartic acid. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cathartic — Ca*thar tic, Catharical Ca*thar ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to cleanse, fr. ? pure; akin to F. chaste.] 1. (Med.) Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the purgative principle of senna …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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