Pronunciation: (lak'su-tiv), [key]
a medicine or agent for relieving constipation.
1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a laxative; purgative.
a. (of the bowels) subject to looseness.
b. (of a disease) characterized by looseness of the bowels.
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