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Meaning of laxative

lax•a•tive

Pronunciation: (lak'su-tiv), [key]
— n.
  1. a medicine or agent for relieving constipation.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a laxative; purgative.
    1. (of the bowels) subject to looseness.
    2. (of a disease) characterized by looseness of the bowels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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