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Adjective cathartic has 3 senses
  1. cathartic, psychotherapeutic - emotionally purging
    Antonym: unhealthful (indirect, via healthful)
  2. cathartic, releasing - emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
    Antonym: unemotional (indirect, via emotional)
  3. cathartic, evacuant, purgative - strongly laxative
    Antonym: costive (indirect, via laxative)
Noun cathartic has 1 sense
  1. purgative, cathartic, physic, aperient - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    --1 is a kind of medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug
    --1 has particulars:
     aloes, bitter aloes; castor oil; Epsom salts; laxative; milk of magnesia, magnesium hydroxide; Seidlitz powder, Seidlitz powders, Rochelle powder
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