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evacuant

 [e-vak´u-ant]
1. emptying.
2. cathartic (defs. 1 and 2).
3. a remedy that empties any organ, such as a cathartic, emetic, or diuretic.

e·vac·u·ant

(ē-vak'yū-ant),
1. Promoting an excretion, especially of the bowels.
2. An agent that increases excretion, especially a cathartic.

evacuant

/evac·u·ant/ (e-vak´u-ant)
1. emptying.
2. cathartic (1, 2).
3. a remedy that empties any organ, such as a cathartic, emetic, or diuretic.

evacuant

(ĭ-văk′yo͞o-ənt)
adj.
Causing evacuation, especially of the bowels; purgative.
n.
A purgative.

evacuant

[ivak′yo̅o̅·ənt]
Etymology: L, evacuare, to empty
any medicine or other agent that causes an organ to discharge its contents, such as an emetic or laxative.

e·vac·u·ant

(ē-vak'yū-ănt)
1. Promoting an excretion, especially of the bowels.
2. An agent that increases excretion, especially a cathartic.

evacuant

1. promoting evacuation.
2. an agent that promotes evacuation.
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Or, le juge Rothstein est parvenu a ces conclusions, mais en evacuant completement l'article 8.
362 personnes de la noyade, durant la meme periode, apportant les premiers secours a 352 vacanciers et evacuant 306 autres aux centres de sante, a indique cet officier, signalant 19 cas de noyade, dont 16 dans des zones non autorisees a la baignade.
The drug is a selective serotonin 5-HT4 receptor agonist which stimulates 5-HT4 receptors in nerve plexuses in the gastrointestinal tract and has gastroprokinetic and gastric evacuant effects by enhancing acetylcholine release.
La Loi sur les langues officielles du Canada, adoptee a la suite de la Commission Royale d'Enquete sur le Bilinguisme et le Biculturalisme (1963-1970), a d'ailleurs consacre juridiquement l'existence des individus anglophones et francophones, donc l'egalite entre deux langues au sein d'un Etat bilingue, evacuant la conception historique fondee sur l'egalite entre les deux "peuples fondateurs" de la Confederation (la binationalite, chere aux francophones mais decriee au Canada anglais, McRoberts, 1995).