drastics


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drastics

a term used to describe highly irritant laxatives.
References in classic literature ?
She was incapable of making drastic changes, of tearing herself from anyone to whom she was tied by habit and affection--no matter how bitterly the mood of the moment might demand it.
Many efforts were made during this period to organize the perishing farmer class into a political party, the aim of which was destroy the trusts and corporations by drastic legislation.
So, at the time of his Patagonian fever, the very thought of so drastic a remedy was sufficient to cure him.