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EtymologyEdit

Attested since the early 17th century, from Latin aperient-, present participle of aperire (to open).

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aperient

  1. Having a gentle laxative effect.

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NounEdit

aperient (plural aperients)

  1. A laxative, either in the form of a medicine or a food such as asparagus or hops, which has the effect of moving the bowels, or aiding digestion and preventing constipation.

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