Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun purgative

1 sense of purgative

Sense 1
purgative, cathartic, physic, aperient -- (a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels)
       => medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug -- ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Antonyms of adj purgative

1 sense of purgative

Sense 1
cathartic, evacuant, purgative -- (strongly laxative)

INDIRECT (VIA laxative) -> costive -- (retarding evacuation of feces; binding; constipating)

Similarity of adj purgative

1 sense of purgative

Sense 1
cathartic, evacuant, purgative -- (strongly laxative)
       => laxative (vs. costive) -- (stimulating evacuation of feces)

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