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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /


  • purgative purgative  /ˈpɜr ɡə tɪv/ ?  a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

    purgative meaning(s) 

    1. (n) a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    2. (adj) strongly laxative


    purgative usage(s)

    1. As a result, she evokes a purgative pity and terror.
    2. After that, Dine went through a purgative period: he did canvases that were all black or white except for some arbitrary mark or tiny design.
  • purgatorial purgatorial  /ˌpɜr ɡə ˈtɔ rɪəl/ ?  serving to purge or rid of sin
  • purgatory purgatory  /ˈpɜr ɡə ˌtɔ ri/ ?  a temporary condition of torment or suffering
  • purge purge  /ˈpɜrdʒ/ ?  the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
  • purging purging  /ˈpɜr dʒɪŋ/ ?  an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired…
  • purging cassia purging cassia  deciduous or semi-evergreen tree having scented sepia to yellow flowers…
  • purification purification  /ˌpjʊ rə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/ ?  the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
  • purified purified  /ˈpjʊ rə ˌfaɪd/ ?  remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate…
  • purifier purifier  /ˈpjʊ rə ˌfaɪ ər/ ?  an apparatus for removing impurities
  • purify purify  /ˈpjʊ rə ˌfaɪ/ ?  remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through…
  • purifying purifying  /ˈpjʊ rə ˌfaɪ ɪŋ/ ?  serving to purge or rid of sin
  • purim purim  /ˈpʊ rəm/ ?  (Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by…
  • purine purine  any of several bases that are derivatives of purine
  • purinethol purinethol  a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine…
  • purism purism  /ˈpjʊə rɪ zəm/ ?  scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially…
  • purist purist  /ˈpjʊ rɪst/ ?  someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the…
  • puritan puritan  /ˈpjʊ rə tən/ ?  a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries…
  • puritanic puritanic  /ˌpjʊə rɪ ˈtæ nɪk/ ?  morally rigorous and strict
  • puritanical puritanical  /ˌpjʊ rə ˈtæ nɪ kəl/ ?  of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism
  • puritanically puritanically  in a prudish manner
  • puritanism puritanism  /ˈpjʊ rə tə ˌnɪ zəm/ ?  the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of…
  • purity purity  /ˈpjʊ rə ti/ ?  being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
  • purkinje purkinje  Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje…
  • purkinje cell purkinje cell  a large densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the…
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