Bruni candidly writes of his weight struggles, which included bulimia, laxative abuse, and junk-food binges.
And around 1817, Randel, who seemed to be having liver trouble, received large doses of mercury as a laxative.
The sugar in them is nutritious, the acid is cooling and purifying, and the seeds are laxative.
This article acts on all classes of animals, as a laxative and antacid.
It acts as a laxative if eaten in any quantity, and is probably Maba laurina.
It was common for people who felt ill to take a laxative and rest at home.
Practically all of the laxative medicines do harm if taken over a prolonged period.
The other is a dust, sharp pricking and biting, of the nature of fire, which is laxative.
A laxative pill containing rhubarb may be given occasionally.
Should the food be too succulent, the addition of a little straw will correct its laxative effects.
late 14c., from Old French laxatif (13c.), from Medieval Latin laxativus "loosening," from Latin laxatus, past participle of laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose, lax" (see lax). The noun meaning "a laxative medicine" is from late 14c.
laxative lax·a·tive (lāk'sə-tĭv)
A food or drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels. adj.
Stimulating evacuation of the bowels.