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purgative in Drugs, medicines topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpurgativepur‧ga‧tive /ˈpɜːɡətɪv $ ˈpɜːr-/ noun [countable] old-fashioned  MDa substance that makes your bowels empty
Examples from the Corpus
purgativeIt was colossal and magnificent-a purgative of national despair.Throughout Britain, thousands of teenagers, offered a rude purgative to royal overkill, chorused a noisy amen.