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."



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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.


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