adjective Also sto·mach·i·cal.

of or relating to the stomach; gastric.
beneficial to the stomach; stimulating gastric digestion; sharpening the appetite.


a stomachic agent or drug.

Origin of stomachic

1650–60; < Latin stomachicus < Greek stomachikós. See stomach, -ic
Related formssto·mach·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective Also: stomachical

stimulating gastric activity
of or relating to the stomach


a stomachic medicine
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stomachic in Medicine




An agent that improves appetite and digestion.


Of or relating to the stomach.
Beneficial to or stimulating digestion in the stomach.
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