Translation of purgative in Spanish:


purgante, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpəːɡətɪv//ˈpərɡədɪv/


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    purgante masculine
    laxante masculine


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    Medicine purgante
    Medicine laxante
    (cathartic, cleansing) catártico
    (cathartic, cleansing) depurador
    • A paste of the roots mixed with milk works as a laxative but with violent cathartic effect compared to the purgative jalap Ipomoea purga from which the true and milder jalap is extracted.
    • The purgative activity of RH appears to be due to rhein and the sennoside components.
    • Prior to Election Day, there was a widespread belief that the outcome of the 2000 Election was a fluke, an aberration, that would correct itself, as a sort of natural purgative process, in 2004.
    • This also applies to some purgative herbs such as rhubarb and senna leaf.
    • If he was indeed suffering from syphilitic symptoms such as burning joint pain and oozing ulcerations, then this portrait could represent a sort of purgative catharsis.
    • The traditional vocabulary calls this the purgative path: We cleanse ourselves in order to keep God in our life.
    • We seem to prefer the smile that conceals an inner deception to the honest purgative truth about ourselves.
    • Mention of health at the end of the entry on rhubarb brings to mind purgative powers, plus questions about possible health risks if a lot of rhubarb is eaten.
    • If the fortunes made from purgative pills had been devoted to the hospitals which treat the victims of their abuse, the financial problems of the voluntary hospitals would have been solved.
    • But when the six percussionists timidly clink their cymbals, it's hard to keep thinking they're high priests presiding over a purgative rite.
    • The savage stomping dance; the primitive, purgative rite; a music of cosmic rigour - you don't have to go far from the Cité de la Musique to find glaring precedents.
    • Dreams carried great significance and were sought through fasting or other purgative ceremonies.
    • Olympics have a habit of inducing these purgative phases in host cities.
    • Prepared rhubarb is used when one desires to enhance the blood moving or heat clearing effects of the herb, but minimize the purgative action.
    • It is this purgative function of art to which Ernst Gombrich has appealed in his explication of the ‘grotesque.’
    • The need for purgative violence in order to recreate the self hearkens back to the ‘fiery zeale’ of the universal conflagration.
    • It was, therefore, to take a leading trait of character, in this instance the uncompromising, unbending business ethic of a London merchant, and to trace its damaging development and its ultimate, purgative downfall.
    • This purgative application is generally thought to be safe and effective even for geriatric and pediatric use.
    • Some of them prime your emotions, setting you up for a let down or a purgative, thundering crash.
    • What doesn't get manhandled out gets washed out with whatever purgative their employer prescribes.
    • Bulimia nervosa can be difficult to identify because of extreme secrecy about binge eating and purgative behaviour.
    • The laxative and purgative properties of Senna were discovered in the 9th century by the Arabs, who spread its use to Europe.
    • Chinese people have used it for over 2000 years as a purgative medicine, although some scientists consider it a medical enigma.
    • What's really troubling about someone like Eminem is the very purgative nature of art.
    • Detoxification, in these narratives of spiritual struggle, counts as the long night of the soul: the body's purgative agony as it pours junk through all available orifices.