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Definition of "stomachic" [sto•mach•ic]

  • Of or relating to the stomach; gastric. (adjective)
  • Beneficial to or stimulating digestion in the stomach. (adjective)
  • An agent, such as a medicine, that strengthens or stimulates the stomach. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stomachic" in a sentence
  • "Folklore has always promoted the aphrodisiac and stomachic properties of vanilla, but it seems that science has made vanilla's benefits more tangible."
  • "The house has not done so much in the stomachic article of cloves or in brandy – and – water warm since the inquest."
  • "For, it would seem that Purl must always be taken early; though whether for any more distinctly stomachic reason than that, as the early bird catches the worm, so the early purl catches the customer, cannot here be resolved."