Carminative, a substance which acts as a stimulant to the stomach, causing expulsion of flatulence, also allaying pain and spasm of the intestines. Most of the ordinary condiments, as pepper, mustard, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, oil of peppermint, etc., are carminative.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Car*min"ative (?), a. [NL. carminativus (), fr. carminare to card hence to cleanse, fr. carmen a card for freeing wool or flax from the coarser parts, and from extraneous matter: cf. F. carminatif.]

Expelling wind from the body; warning; antispasmodic.

"Carmenative hot seeds."

Dunglison.

 

© Webster 1913.


Car*min"a*tive, n.

A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.

 

© Webster 1913.

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