carminative carminative

Definition(s):

  1. (n) medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
  2. (adj) relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)

Usage(s):

  • But this season, sponsored by Turns, a carminative, Horace Heidt's Musical Knights went out in front with a burp.

Quotes

  • Boris Johnson, MP for Henley, said: "My suggestion is carminative which I regard as a splendid word and which means a spell - its effects being highly beneficial."
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Boris Johnson Source: The Argus.co.uk

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