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carminative

Pronunciation: kar-min′ă-tiv

Definition:

  1. Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatus.
  2. An agent that relieves flatulence.

[L. carmino, pp. -atus, to card wool; special Mod. L. usage, to expel wind]

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