chalastic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek χαλαστικός (khalastikós).

AdjectiveEdit

chalastic (comparative more chalastic, superlative most chalastic)

  1. (medicine) Reducing stiffness; laxative.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.5.3.i:
      Octavius Horatianus, lib. 2, cap. 5, prescribes chalastic cataplasms, or dry purging medicines []