[lak-suh-tiv] /ˈlæk sə tɪv/
a medicine or agent for relieving constipation.
of, relating to, or constituting a laxative; purgative.
an agent stimulating evacuation of faeces
stimulating evacuation of faeces
late 14c., from Old French laxatif (13c.), from Medieval Latin laxativus “loosening,” from Latin laxatus, past participle of laxare “loosen,” from laxus “loose, lax” (see lax). The noun meaning “a laxative medicine” is from late 14c.
laxative lax·a·tive (lāk’sə-tĭv)
A food or drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels. adj.
Stimulating evacuation of the bowels.
[lak-si-tee] /ˈlæk sɪ ti/ noun 1. the state or quality of being ; looseness. n. 1520s, from Middle French laxité, from Latin laxitatem (nominative laxitas) “width, spaciousness,” from laxus (see lax).
[laks] /læks/ adjective, laxer, laxest. 1. not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline. 2. loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm: a lax rope; a lax handshake. 3. not rigidly exact or precise; vague: lax ideas. 4. open, loose, or not retentive, as diarrheal bowels. 5. (of […]
[lahks-nes] /ˈlɑks nɛs/ noun 1. Halldór Kiljan [hahl-dohr kil-yahn] /ˈhɑl doʊr ˈkɪl yɑn/ (Show IPA), 1902–98, Icelandic writer: Nobel Prize 1955. /ˈlaxsnɛs/ noun 1. Halldór (Kiljan) (haldəʊr). 1902–98, Icelandic novelist, noted for his treatment of rural working life in Iceland. His works include Salka Valka (1932) and Independent People (1935). Nobel prize for literature 1955
[ley] /leɪ/ verb (used with object), laid, laying. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low. 3. to put […]