aperient

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[Early 17th C. < Latin aperient-, present participle of aperire "to open"]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

aperient

  1. Having a gentle laxative effect.

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aperient ‎(plural aperients)

  1. A laxative, either in the form of a medicine or a food such as hops or asparagus, which has the effect of moving the bowels, or aiding digestion and preventing constipation.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

aperient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of aperiō