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carminative


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carminative  \Car*min"ative\,  a.  [NL.  carminativus  (1622),  fr 
  carminare  to  card,  hence  to  cleanse,  fr  carmen  a  card  for 
  freeing  wool  or  flax  from  the  coarser  parts  and  from 
  extraneous  matter:  cf  F.  carminatif.] 
  Expelling  wind  from  the  body;  warming;  antispasmodic. 
  ``Carminative  hot  seeds.''  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carminative  \Car*min"a*tive\,  n. 
  A  substance,  esp.  an  aromatic,  which  tends  to  expel  wind  from 
  the  alimentary  canal,  or  to  relieve  colic,  griping,  or 
  flatulence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carminative 
  adj  :  relieving  gas  in  the  alimentary  tract  (colic  or  flatulence 
  or  griping)  [syn:  {flatus-relieving}] 
  n  :  medication  that  prevents  the  formation  of  gas  in  the 
  alimentary  tract  or  eases  its  passing 




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