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evacuant

[ ih-vak-yoo-uhnt ]
/ ɪˈvæk yu ənt /
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adjective

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

noun

an evacuant medicine or agent; cathartic; purgative.

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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
/ (ɪˈvækjʊənt) /

adjective

serving to promote excretion, esp of the bowels

noun

an evacuant agent
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Medical definitions for evacuant

evacuant
[ ĭ-văkyōō-ənt ]

adj.

Causing evacuation, especially of the bowels; purgative.

n.

A purgative agent.
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