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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cathartic  \Ca*thar"tic\,  Catharical  \Ca*thar"ic*al\,  a.  [Gr.  ?, 
  fr  ?  to  cleanse,  fr  ?  pure;  akin  to  F.  chaste.] 
  1.  (Med.)  Cleansing  the  bowels;  promoting  evacuations  by 
  stool;  purgative. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  purgative  principle  of  senna,  as 
  cathartic  acid.