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aperitive

[uh-per-i-tiv]Medicine/Medical
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adjective
  1. aperient.
  2. having a stimulating effect on the appetite.
noun
  1. an aperient.
  2. an appetite stimulant.

Origin of aperitive

1575–85; < Medieval Latin aperitīvus, variant of Late Latin apertīvus, equivalent to Latin apert- (see aperture) + -īvus -ive
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Examples from the Web for aperitive

Historical Examples

  • The aperitive virtue of a key, the attractive virtue of a crook.

    The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal

  • The aperitive virtue of a key, the attractive virtue of a hook.

    Pascal's Penses

    Blaise Pascal

  • Aperient roots,1535 Aperitive species; Species diuretic, L. 1.

  • He discussed the "efficacy" of millepedes, which he found to be "very diuretical and aperitive."


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