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Aperient definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

APE'RIENT, a. [L. aperiens, aperio.]
Opening; that has the quality of opening; deobstruent; laxative.
APE'RIENT, n. a medicine which promoties the circulation of the fluids, by removing obstructions; a laxative; a deobstruent; as, smallage, fennel, asparagus, parsley, and butcher's broom.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: mildly laxative n
1: a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels [syn: purgative, cathartic, physic, aperient]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin aperient-, aperiens, present participle of aperire Date: 1626 gently moving the bowels ; laxative aperient noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. laxative. --n. a laxative medicine. Etymology: L aperire aperient- to open

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aperient A*pe"ri*ent, a. [L. aperiens, p. pr. of aperire to uncover, open; ab + parire, parere, to bring forth, produce. Cf. Cover, Overt.] (Med.) Gently opening the bowels; laxative. -- n. An aperient medicine or food. --Arbuthnot.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. (Med.) Laxative, deobstruent loosening. II. n. (Med.) Laxative, laxative medicine.



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