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(of a medicine) laxative.
soothing · alleviating · sedative · calmative · calming · alleviative · alleviatory · lenitive · demulcent · assuasive · mitigatory · mitigative · paregoric
lenitives (plural noun)
a laxative.
painkiller · analgesic · pain reliever · sedative · tranquilizer · anodyne · calmative · opiate · bromide · lenitive · demulcent · mitigative · paregoric

late Middle English: from medieval Latin lenitivus, from lenit- ‘softened’, from the verb lenire.


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Posted 10/19/2018 by Mws R in category "Word of the Week

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