cathartically
adverb see cathartic I

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  • Cathartically — Cathartic Ca*thar tic, n. [Gr. ?.] (Med.) A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a purgative of moderate activity. [1913 Webster] Note: The cathartics are more energetic and certain in action that the laxatives, which simply… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cathartically — adverb In a cathartic way …   Wiktionary

  • cathartically — adv. in a purgative manner, in a cleansing manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cathartically — ca·thar·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • cathartically — adverb see cathartic I * * * cathartˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑cathartic …   Useful english dictionary

  • cathartic — cathartically, adv. catharticalness, n. /keuh thahr tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to catharsis. 2. Also, cathartical. evacuating the bowels; purgative. n. 3. a purgative. [1605 15; < LL catharticus < Gk kathartikós fit for cleansing. See… …   Universalium

  • cathartic — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin or Greek; Late Latin catharticus, from Greek kathartikos, from kathairein Date: 1612 of, relating to, or producing catharsis < cathartic drugs > < a cathartic experience > • cathartically adverb II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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