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Definition of "deobstruent" [de•ob•stru•ent]

  • Removing obstructions; having the power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient. (adjective)
  • Any medicine that removes obstructions; an aperient. (noun)

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Use "deobstruent" in a sentence
  • "They are attenuating and deobstruent, consequently of service in disorders arising from a languid circulation, a viscidity of the juices, a lax fibre, and obstructed viscera."
  • "The authors of the U.S. Disp., however, refer to it as a plant of feeble power, allowing it to be refrigerant, diuretic, deobstruent, and somewhat astringent."
  • "The root and leaves, before the flowers are produced, are acrid and astringent, and are serviceable in passive hemorrhages, diarrhoea, leucorrhoea, and gonorrhoea, and are highly recommended as a deobstruent in obstructions of the spleen, and in diseases arising from torpor of the liver,"