purgative :

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  • n  a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
  • s  strongly laxative

  • Landa likes to think of himself as a sort of corporate purgative, says: "The stock goes up when I clean the bastards out.
  • As a result, she evokes a purgative pity and terror.
  • Catholic theologians recognize two types of "dark night": the first is purgative, cleansing the contemplative for a "final union" with Christ; the second is "reparative," and .

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