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purgative

pur·ga·tive

purgative

pronunciation:
puhr g tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: tending to purge, esp. the bowels; cleansing.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a drug or other substance that acts as a purgative agent; cathartic.
similar words:
purge
derivation: purgatively (adv.)
Word Parts
The word purgative contains the following part:
purg Latin root that means clean
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