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evacuant

[ih-vak-yoo-uh nt]Medicine/Medical
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adjective
  1. evacuating; promoting thorough evacuation, especially from the bowels; cathartic; purgative.
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noun
  1. 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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Related Words

catharticexcretorypurgativeaperientevacuantexpulsivelaxative

British Dictionary definitions for evacuant

evacuant

adjective
  1. serving to promote excretion, esp of the bowels
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noun
  1. an evacuant agent
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evacuant in Medicine

evacuant

(ĭ-văkyōō-ənt)
adj.
  1. Causing evacuation, especially of the bowels; purgative.
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n.
  1. A purgative agent.
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