Evacuative E*vac"u*a*tive, a. [Cf. F. ['e]vacuatif.] Serving of tending to evacuate; cathartic; purgative. [1913 Webster]

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  • evacuative — adjective see evacuate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • evacuative — See evacuate. * * * …   Universalium

  • evacuative — adjective That causes evacuation; cathartic; purgative …   Wiktionary

  • evacuative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, relating to, or tending to eliminate: cathartic, eliminative, eliminatory, evacuant, excretory, purgative. See KEEP …   English dictionary for students

  • evacuative — noun & adjective another term for evacuant …   English new terms dictionary

  • evacuative — evac·u·a·tive …   English syllables

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  • Evacuant — E*vac u*ant, a. [L.evacuans, antis, p. pr. of evacuare: cf. F. [ e]vacuant.] Emptying; evacuative; purgative; cathartic. n. (Med.) A purgative or cathartic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evacuate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Middle English, to draw off morbid humors, from Latin evacuatus, past participle of evacuare to empty, from e + vacuus empty Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to remove the contents of ; empty 2. to discharge… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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