English edit

Etymology edit

de- +‎ obstruent

Adjective edit

deobstruent (comparative more deobstruent, superlative most deobstruent)

  1. (medicine) Removing obstructions; having the power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient.

Noun edit

deobstruent (plural deobstruents)

  1. Any medicine that removes obstructions; an aperient.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “deobstruent”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)