cathartic [ kuh-thahr-tik ]
1. of or relating to catharsis.
2. Also ca·thar·ti·cal. evacuating the bowels; purgative.
3. a purgative.
OTHER WORDS FROM CATHARTIC
non·ca·thar·tic, adjective, noun
WORDS RELATED TO CATHARTIC
cleaning, cleansing, purgative, cathartical, purifying
OTHER WORDS FOR CATHARTIC
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3. laxative, physic.
Origin: 1605–15; < Late Latin catharticus < Greek kathartikós fit for cleansing. See catharsis, -tic
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