A*pe"ri*ent (#), a. [L. aperiens, p. pr. of aperire to uncover, open; ab + parire, parere, to bring forth, produce. Cf. Cover, Overt.] Med.

Gently opening the bowels; laxative.

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n.

An aperient medicine or food.

Arbuthnot.

 

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