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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.