carminative

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin carminare (to card, hence to cleanse), from carmen (a card for freeing wool or flax from the coarser parts, and from extraneous matter).

Adjective[edit]

carminative (comparative more carminative, superlative most carminative)

  1. Relieving discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

carminative (plural carminatives)

  1. (medicine) A drug or substance that induces the removal of gas from the digestive tract.
    • 1926, Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist (Ch. 9):
      But Master Nathaniel was indifferent to these manifestations of unpopularity. Let mental suffering be intense enough, and it becomes a sort of carminative.

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Adjective[edit]

carminative

  1. feminine plural of carminativo