Definition of evacuant in English:

evacuant

adjective

  • (of a medicine or treatment) acting to induce some kind of bodily discharge.

    laxative, aperient, lenitive, cathartic, evacuant, purging
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noun

  • An evacuant medicine, such as a laxative, an emetic, or a sudorific.

    • ‘For constipation common remedies were liquorice powder, Nyalls Figsen (Californian Syrup of Figs), cascara evacuant or senna pods.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin evacuant- emptying (the bowels), from the verb evacuare, later in the more general sense remove (contents).

Pronunciation:

evacuant

/ɪˈvakjʊənt/