Non-cathartic



[kuh-thahr-tik] /kəˈθɑr tɪk/

adjective
1.
of or relating to .
2.
Also, cathartical. evacuating the bowels; purgative.
noun
3.
a purgative.
/kəˈθɑːtɪk/
adjective
1.
purgative
2.
effecting catharsis
noun
3.
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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