Laxative vs Emetic - What's the difference?

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Laxative is a related term of emetic.


As adjectives the difference between laxative and emetic

is that laxative is having the effect of moving the bowels, or aiding digestion and preventing constipation while emetic is (medicine) causing nausea and vomiting.

As nouns the difference between laxative and emetic

is that laxative is any substance, such as a food or in the form of a medicine which has a laxative effect while emetic is an agent that induces vomiting.

laxative

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having the effect of moving the bowels, or aiding digestion and preventing constipation.
  • See also

    *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any substance, such as a food or in the form of a medicine which has a laxative effect.
  • See also

    *

    Coordinate terms

    * (l) — urination ----

    emetic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * emetick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (medicine) causing nausea and vomiting
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • an agent that induces vomiting
  • Synonyms

    * (an agent that induces vomiting) vomitive, vomitory