Carminative meaning

kär-mĭn'ə-tĭv, kär'mə-nā'-
Inducing the expulsion of excess gas from the stomach and intestines.
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A carminative drug or agent.
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Causing gas to be expelled from the stomach and intestines.
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A carminative medicine.
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Inducing the expulsion of excess gas from the stomach and intestines.
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A carminative drug or agent.
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Relieving discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.

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(medicine) A drug or substance that induces the removal of gas from the digestive tract.
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Origin of carminative

  • Middle English carminatif from Old French from Latin carminātus past participle of carmināre to card wool from carmen card for wool from cārere to card
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin carminare (“to card, hence to cleanse”), from carmen (“a card for freeing wool or flax from the coarser parts, and from extraneous matter”).
    From Wiktionary