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Origin of carminative
Examples from the Web for carminative
Dill-water is largely used as a carminative for children, and as a vehicle for the exhibition of nauseous drugs.
When the pain is extreme, warm fomentations to the belly, or a carminative clyster, will generally give relief.
Dalby's Carminative was merely misbranded, but that was bad enough.Old English Patent Medicines in America|George B. Griffenhagen
Anise, an umbelliferous plant, the seed of which is used as a carminative and in the preparation of liqueurs.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
The properties of camomile are antispasmodic, carminative, and tonic—just what is wanted.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor|George Dadd
Word Origin for carminative
early 15c., from Latin carminat- (past participle stem of carminare "to card," from carmen, genitive carminis, "a card for wool or flax," which is related to carrere "to card;" see card (v.2)) + -ive. As a noun from 1670s.
A medical term from the old theory of humours. The object of carminatives is to expel wind, but the theory was that they dilute and relax the gross humours from whence the wind arises, combing them out like knots in wool. [Hensleigh Wedgwood, "A Dictionary of English Etymology," 1859-65]