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Definition 1: a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cathartic in the sense of this definition

(cathartic is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of cathartic ) a purgative made from the leaves of aloe

(... is a kind of cathartic ) a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically

(... is a kind of cathartic ) (used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative

(... is a kind of cathartic ) a mild cathartic

(... is a kind of cathartic ) purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid

(... is a kind of cathartic ) an effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic

Definition 2: emotionally purging (of e.g. art) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for cathartic in the sense of this definition

(cathartic is similar to ...) of more than usual emotion

"his behavior was highly emotional"

(cathartic belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 3: strongly laxative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for cathartic in the sense of this definition

(cathartic is similar to ...) stimulating evacuation of feces

Definition 4: emotionally purging - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for cathartic in the sense of this definition

(cathartic is similar to ...) conducive to good health of body or mind

"a healthful climate" "a healthful environment" "healthful nutrition" "healthful sleep" "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

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