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Word: cathartic

Definition: purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.


Sentences Containing 'cathartic'

"It's your call"." Christopher John Farley of "Time" magazine wrote that the album ranged from being "relaxing" to "cathartic", and "these vocals from one of the best country singers linger in the mind".
But tale's psychological bent drives Simon periodically to resort to an overly clinical, cathartic treatment, with artificially induced conflicts and resolutions . . .
Root and seed oil is cathartic and antidropsical. The drug constitutes an important series of preparations like Dantyarishta, Kaisoraguggulu gulika, Dantiharitakileham, and othes.

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