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That makes the playing of a football game not purgative but grotesque in the current context.Penn State Should Cancel the Rest of Its Football Season|Michael Tomasky|November 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The first milk of the cow after calving, is slightly purgative, which is essential to cleanse the stomach of the calf.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
It occurs in several recipes of the Anglo-Saxon Leechdoms, as a strong and bitter purgative.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare|Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Aloes is more frequently taken than, perhaps, any known purgative.
It is needless to give a purgative without bleeding, as, till this is done, it will not operate.A Treatise on Sheep:|Ambrose Blacklock
Abster′gent, serving to cleanse; Abster′sive, having the quality of cleansing: purgative.