chalastic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χαλαστικός (khalastikós).

Adjective[edit]

chalastic (comparative more chalastic, superlative most chalastic)

  1. (medicine) Reducing stiffness; laxative.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.5.3.i:
      Octavius Horatianus, lib. 2, cap. 5, prescribes chalastic cataplasms, or dry purging medicines []