laxative : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a mild cathartic
- a stimulating evacuation of feces
- The tiny, white-coated globules, FTC found, are an irritative laxative (with one of their ingredients described as "drastic"), and have no medicinal effect on the liver.
- A girl of 19, her mother testified, had taken a laxative nearly every day since early childhood.
- Not by an American, though, because an American would never have named it after a highly advertised, highly marketed laxative of the same name that was popular then.
- Adrian Mutu in Globe and Mail
I'm not happy. Such a long ban for a laxative pill seems really excessive,Mutu said in a statement read out to reporters by his lawyer Paolo Rodella, who said the player may now appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
- Dave Barry in Valley Courier Online
In February 2008, Barry wrote, "MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic, here, but: Have you ever seen a space shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish...
- Richard Mabey in Independent
Richard Mabey says that after the start of June, nettle leaves become "coarse, unpleasantly bitter and decidedly laxative".