cathartic

[kaθˈɑːtɪk], [kaθˈɑːtɪk], [k_a_θ_ˈɑː_t_ɪ_k]

Definitions of cathartic:

  1.   A medicine to cause movement of the bowels. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   A purge. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A purgative medicine. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   A purging medicine. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Purgative. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Cleansing the bowels; purgative. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for cathartic:

  1. I do find acting cathartic – Francesca Annis
  2. It was my angry, Dickensian novel, I suppose. It was cathartic I expended a lot of frustration on that one. – Richard M. Helms
  3. Being so honest in my writing is cathartic – Brian Molko
  4. I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative. – Lisa Marie Presley
  5. Mostly singing was cathartic writing was cathartic therapeutic. I don't think I had a goal, particularly, to sing or put it out there for anybody. – Lisa Marie Presley

Usage examples for cathartic:

  1. “ To use, put each into different tumblers, half fill each with water, and put a little loaf sugar in with the acid, then pour them together and drink; this makes a very pleasant cathartic – Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets by Daniel Young
  2. Effective treatment consists in drinking water freely and taking a cathartic for the one stimulates the kidneys and the other the bowels to assist in getting rid of the cause of the trouble. ” – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  3. Such a woman should have been kept at Epsom; she was worth more than mere cathartic waters. ” – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  4. The abdominal cavity being very frequently the seat of dropsical effusion, when this takes place to any great extent, despite the continued and free use of the medicinal diuretic and the hydragogue cathartic the surgeon is required to make an opening with the instrumental hydragogue- viz. ” – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  5. Take a cathartic notify the physician at once and follow his directions. ” – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  6. Ordered quinine as a tonic, and pill " C. C." as a cathartic – Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society by Joseph Bradford Cox
  7. 4. Keep the bowels active, taking a cathartic if necessary. ” – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  8. The cathartic moved the bowels two or three times. ” – Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society by Joseph Bradford Cox
  9. They have, however, an extremely bad taste from the numerous establishments for washing for all Paris, which are established in boats on all parts of the river, which is thus strongly impregnated with soap- suds, and its cathartic qualities have been experienced by many strangers on their first arrival in Paris. ” – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  10. At the time the attack occurs, the animal should be given a cathartic – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.

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