Dictionary.com

carminative

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

noun
a drug causing expulsion of gas from the stomach or bowel.
adjective
expelling gas from the body; relieving flatulence.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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

Words nearby carminative

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use carminative in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK