cathartically


cathartically

adjective

  1. of or relating to catharsis.
  2. Also ca·thar·ti·cal. evacuating the bowels; purgative.

noun

  1. a purgative.

adjective

  1. purgative
  2. effecting catharsis

noun

  1. a purgative drug or agent
adj.

1610s, of medicines, from Latin catharticus, from Greek kathartikos “fit for cleansing, purgative,” from katharsis “purging, cleansing” (see catharsis). General sense is from 1670s. Related: Cathartical.

adj.

  1. Inducing catharsis; purgative.

n.

  1. An agent for purging the bowels, especially a laxative.

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