Anacathartic An`a*ca*thar"tic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to cleanse upward, i. e., by vomiting; ? + ?. See {Cathartic}.] (Med.) Producing vomiting or expectoration. -- n. An anacathartic medicine; an expectorant or an emetic. [1913 Webster] ||

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