• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Aperitive Serving to open; aperient.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aperitive Same as aperient.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. apéritif, fr. L. aperire,


In literature:

Picus feminis sexum aperit.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
He discussed the "efficacy" of millepedes, which he found to be "very diuretical and aperitive.
"Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England" by Charles W. Bodemer
Aliquando sed perraro vagina in rectum aperit.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley