evacuant

[ih-vak-yoo-uh nt]Medicine/Medical

adjective

evacuating; promoting thorough evacuation, especially from the bowels; cathartic; purgative.

noun

an evacuant medicine or agent; cathartic; purgative.

Nearby words

  1. euxenite,
  2. euxine,
  3. euxine sea,
  4. ev,
  5. eva,
  6. evacuate,
  7. evacuation,
  8. evacuator,
  9. evacuee,
  10. evade

Origin of evacuant

First recorded in 1720–30, evacuant is from the Latin word ēvacuant- (stem of ēvacuāns, present participle of ēvacuāre). See evacuate, -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for evacuant

evacuant

adjective

serving to promote excretion, esp of the bowels

noun

an evacuant agent
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Medicine definitions for evacuant

evacuant

[ĭ-văkyōō-ənt]

adj.

Causing evacuation, especially of the bowels; purgative.

n.

A purgative agent.

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