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carminative

[ kahr-min-uh-tiv, kahr-muh-ney-tiv ]

noun

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


adjective

  1. expelling gas from the body; relieving flatulence.

carminative

/ ˈkɑːmɪnətɪv /

adjective

  1. able to relieve flatulence


noun

  1. a carminative drug

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carminative1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of carminative1

C15: from French carminatif, from Latin carmināre to card wool, remove impurities, from cārere to card

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Example Sentences

The successor of the executed man managed his business badly; the inventor of the the "Eau Carminative" went bankrupt.

They are stimulant and carminative; but are now seldom employed.

Carminative and stomachic; chiefly used as a vehicle for other medicines.

In India the seeds are given internally for their anthelmintic and carminative effect; the dose is one teaspoonful twice a day.

The green fruit is highly esteemed by Radja Kalikesen as a carminative, tonic and purgative.

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