aperient

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 aperient — [ə pir′ē ənt] adj., n. [L aperiens, prp. of aperire: see APERTURE] laxative SYN. PHYSIC …

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

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  • 4 aperient — ape·ri·ent ə pir ē ənt adj gently causing the bowels to move: LAXATIVE aperient n an aperient agent * * * n. a mild laxative. * * * ape·ri·ent (ə pērґe ənt) [L. aperiens opening] laxative …

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  • 5 aperient — /euh pear ee euhnt/, Med. adj. 1. having a mild purgative or laxative effect. n. 2. a medicine or food that acts as a mild laxative. Also called aperitive. [1620 30; < L aperient (s. of aperiens opening, prp. of aperire to open), equiv. to aperi… …

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  • 6 aperient — a•per•i•ent [[t]əˈpɪər i ənt[/t]] adj. 1) med having a mild purgative or laxative effect 2) pha a substance that acts as a mild laxative • Etymology: 1620–30; < L aperient , s. of aperiēns, prp. of aperīre to open …

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  • 7 aperient — adj. & n. adj. laxative. n. a laxative medicine. Etymology: L aperire aperient to open …

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  • 8 aperient — 1. adjective having a gentle laxative effect. See Also: aperture 2. noun 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 …

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  • 9 Aperient — A mild laxative. Argemone, Clitoria, Hibiscus, Sesamum, Sesbania, Tamarindus …

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  • 10 aperient — a·pe·ri·ent || É™ pɪərɪənt adj. purgative, laxative (Medicine) …

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  • 11 aperient — I. a. (Med.) Laxative, deobstruent loosening. II. n. (Med.) Laxative, laxative medicine …

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  • 12 aperient — ape·ri·ent …

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  • 13 aperient — n. a mild laxative …

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  • 14 aperient — /əˈpɪəriənt / (say uh pearreeuhnt) adjective 1. purgative; laxative. –noun 2. a medicine or an article of diet that acts as a mild laxative. {Latin aperiens, present participle, opening} …

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  • 15 aperient —   n. & a. laxative (medicine).    ♦ aperitive, a …

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  • 16 aperient Medicine — [ə pɪərɪənt] adjective used to relieve constipation. noun an aperient drug. Origin C17: from L. aperient , aperire to open …

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  • 17 АПЕРИЕНТ — (aperient) легкое слабительное …

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  • 18 aperitive — I. əˈperəd.iv adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin aperitivus 1. : aperient 2. [French apéritif aperient, stimulating the appetite, from Middle French aperitif aperient] : stimulating the appetite …

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  • 19 Deobstruent — De*ob stru*ent, a. (Med.) Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient. n. (Med.) A medicine which removes obstructions; an aperient. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20 aperitif — noun Etymology: French apéritif aperient, aperitif, from Middle French aperitif, adjective, aperient, from Medieval Latin aperitivus, irregular from Latin aperire Date: 1894 an alcoholic drink taken before a meal as an appetizer …

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