chalastic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek χαλαστικός (khalastikos).

AdjectiveEdit

chalastic (comparative more chalastic, superlative most chalastic)

  1. (medicine) Reducing stiffness; laxative.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.5.3.i:
      Octavius Horatianus, lib. 2, cap. 5, prescribes chalastic cataplasms, or dry purging medicines [...].
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