relaxative (not comparable)
relaxative (plural relaxatives)
- A relaxant.
- 1632 (first performance), Benjamin Jonson [i.e., Ben Jonson], “The Magnetick Lady: Or, Humors Reconcil’d. A Comedy […]”, in The Workes of Benjamin Jonson. The Second Volume. […] (Second Folio), London: […] Richard Meighen, published 1640, OCLC 51546498:
- you are troubled with some ligatures i' th' neck of your vesica […] therefore you must use relaxatives
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for relaxative in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)