aperient


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aperient \A*pe"ri*ent\, a. [L. aperiens, p. pr. of aperire to
   uncover, open; ab + parire, parere, to bring forth, produce.
   Cf. Cover, Overt.] (Med.)
   Gently opening the bowels; laxative. -- n. An aperient
   medicine or food. --Arbuthnot.
   [1913 Webster]
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