anticathartic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ cathartic

Adjective[edit]

anticathartic (comparative more anticathartic, superlative most anticathartic)

  1. (literature) In no way causing catharsis.
  2. (medicine) Acting as the opposite of a cathartic, preventing purging.

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Noun[edit]

anticathartic (plural anticathartics)

  1. (medicine) A drug that acts as the opposite of a cathartic, inhibiting purging.