- (of the bowels) subject to looseness.
- (of a disease) characterized by looseness of the bowels.
Origin of laxative
OTHER WORDS FROM laxativelax·a·tive·ly, adverblax·a·tive·ness, noun
Words nearby laxative
How to use laxative in a sentence
Other red flags include the promotion of diuretics, laxatives, appetite suppressants, or diets that cut out entire food groups or promote miracle foods.Your social media ‘fitspo’ is not a good influence|Erin Blakemore|January 19, 2022|Popular-Science
I started abusing laxatives, I started not eating, I started throwing up — I started doing everything I could think of to do to be as skinny as I could possibly be, being obsessive about my weight loss.Tami Roman Opens Up About Decades-Long Struggle With Body Dysmorphic Disorder|Victoria Uwumarogie|November 23, 2021|Essence.com
It is, however, found in common, over-the-counter products like laxatives.The Bonkers Lawsuit to Stop the Pentagon’s Vaccine Mandate|Adam Rawnsley|September 30, 2021|The Daily Beast
The drink was also like a fizzy laxative that was hot, because there was no ice.
The only safe thing to drink is Kieselavoda, which is a mild laxative.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And around 1817, Randel, who seemed to be having liver trouble, received large doses of mercury as a laxative.The Manhattan Project: The Legacy of John Randel Jr.|Kevin Canfield|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bruni candidly writes of his weight struggles, which included bulimia, laxative abuse, and junk-food binges.
The opening of the bowels may be followed with a pint of linseed oil, as an additional and gentle laxative.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
It has been observed that when Medicinal Iridium acts as a laxative, it will regulate the same.
These, from their laxative effects, will serve as antidotes to the dry sapless grasses, which have led to the disease.
Whatever outward means may be employed, laxative medicines ought never to be neglected.
They are also valuable in the diet because of their slightly laxative effect.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences