- having a mild purgative or laxative effect.
- a medicine or food that acts as a mild laxative.
Origin of aperient
Related Words for aperientpurging, purge, laxative, physic, aperient, emetic, cathartic, excretory, purgative, evacuant, expulsive, expiatory, purgatorial, aperitive, lustral
Examples from the Web for aperient
Historical Examples of aperient
Dispensatory: Described as a cathartic with roots tonic and aperient.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees
Butter is wholesome in youth and old age, anti-poisonous, and aperient.
This will, in the majority of cases, enable her to do without an aperient.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners
Brown bread and oatmeal porridge have also an aperient effect.Papers on Health
Do you presume to judge of Inglish's Aperient, who have swallowed but one?The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two
- a mild laxative