- 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 .