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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: laxativus, from Latin laxare 'to loosen', from laxus; LAX

laxative

noun
     
Related topics: Food, Drugs, Medicines, Hospital
lax‧a‧tive [countable]
MH a medicine or something that you eat which makes your bowels empty easily
laxative adjective

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