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purgative (s) (noun), purgatives (pl)
1. A cleansing agent consumed by an individual which causes an evacuation of the bowels: Dr. Smythe prescribed a purgative for Jennifer in anticipation of her scheduled colonoscopy.
2. An experience or activity which helps someone to overcome the effects of negative emotional trauma: While Myrna was in a residential treatment program, she found that the purgative of creating drawings was a good method to illustrate the things that had happened to her in the past.
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