carminative

[ kahr-min-uh-tiv, kahr-muh-ney-tiv ]
/ kɑrˈmɪn ə tɪv, ˈkɑr məˌneɪ tɪv /

noun

a drug causing expulsion of gas from the stomach or bowel.

adjective

expelling gas from the body; relieving flatulence.

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Origin of carminative

1645–55; <Late Latin carmināt(us), past participle of carmināre to purify (Latin: to card (wool), verbal derivative of carmen (attested only in Late Latin ) comb for carding wool) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for carminative

carminative
/ (ˈkɑːmɪnətɪv) /

adjective

able to relieve flatulence

noun

a carminative drug

Word Origin for carminative

C15: from French carminatif, from Latin carmināre to card wool, remove impurities, from cārere to card
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Medical definitions for carminative

carminative
[ kär-mĭnə-tĭv, kärmə-nā′- ]

adj.

Inducing the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.

n.

A drug or agent that induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach or intestines.
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