Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 12/02/21 Cathartic

Cathartic (adjective, noun)
cathartic [ kuh-thahr-tik ]


adjective
1. of or relating to catharsis.
2. Also ca·thar·ti·cal. evacuating the bowels; purgative.

noun
3. a purgative.

OTHER WORDS FROM CATHARTIC
ca·thar·ti·cal·ly, adverb
ca·thar·ti·cal·ness, noun
hy·per·ca·thar·tic, adjective
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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