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Carminative

Carminative Meaning & Definition
Carminative Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Carminative?

[n] medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
[adj] relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)

Synonyms | Synonyms for Carminative: flatus-relieving | healthful

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See Also | medicament | medication | medicinal drug | medicine

Carminative In Webster's Dictionary

\Car*min"ative\, a. [NL. carminativus (1622), fr. carminare to card, hence to cleanse, fr. carmen a card for freeing wool or flax from the coarser parts, and from extraneous matter: cf. F. carminatif.] Expelling wind from the body; warming; antispasmodic. ``Carminative hot seeds.'' --Dunglison.
\Car*min"a*tive\, n. A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.

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