Cathartically



of or relating to catharsis.
Also, cathartical. evacuating the bowels; purgative.
a purgative.
Contemporary Examples

Better still, Kill Your Friends, despite its 1997 setting, feels bracingly, cathartically, of the moment.
The Sound of Violence Taylor Antrim February 16, 2009

adjective
purgative
effecting catharsis
noun
a purgative drug or agent
adj.

1610s, of medicines, from Latin catharticus, from Greek kathartikos “fit for cleansing, purgative,” from katharsis “purging, cleansing” (see catharsis). General sense is from 1670s. Related: Cathartical.

cathartic ca·thar·tic (kə-thär’tĭk)
adj.
Inducing catharsis; purgative. n.
An agent for purging the bowels, especially a laxative.

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