Aperient definition

ə-pîrē-ənt
Gently stimulating evacuation of the bowels; laxative.
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Laxative.
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Gently stimulating evacuation of the bowels; laxative.
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A mild laxative.
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Having a gentle laxative effect.
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A laxative, either in the form of a medicine or a food such as hops or asparagus, which has the effect of moving the bowels, or aiding digestion and preventing constipation.
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A mild laxative.
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Origin of aperient

  • Latin aperiēns aperient- present participle of aperīre to open wer-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition