aperient

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aperient mildly laxative
    • n aperient a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Aperient (Med) Gently opening the bowels; laxative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aperient In medicine, gently purgative; having the quality of opening the bowels; laxative; deobstruent.
    • n aperient A medicine which gently opens the bowels; a laxative.
    • n aperient Also aperitive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aperient a-pē′-ri-ent opening: mildly purgative
    • n Aperient any laxative medicine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aperiens, p. pr. of aperire, to uncover, open; ab, + parire, parere, to bring forth, produce. Cf. Cover Overt

Usage

In literature:

The best remedies are the aperient mineral waters.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Amalrick I fell sick, and felt that he needed an aperient, but the Syrian physicians refused to prescribe such.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
Still I must think that vegetable food is, in my own case, less aperient than animal.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
The old controversy between the aperient and the astringent treatment reappeared.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The fluid food will have all the aperient effect that can be desired.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
All these powders have a more or less aperient action on the human system.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
An aperient or purgative often serves the same purpose.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The roots of asparagus were formerly used as an aperient medicine, and the fruits were likewise employed as a diuretic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The action of this drug resembles that of the saline aperients, but is much more powerful.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
After the course give an aperient powder.
"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir
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In science:

Abstract. A simplification of Ap´ery’s proof of the irrationality of ζ (3) is presented.
A simplification of Ap\'ery's proof of the irrationality of \zeta(3)
One of these proofs is by Ap´ery himself (arguably his only complete proof of this result).
A simplification of Ap\'ery's proof of the irrationality of \zeta(3)
Apery’s constant ζ (3), Catalan constant G, Euler-Mascheroni constant γ , exponential constant e, harmonic numner Hn , Meissel-Merten constant M , nth prime number pn , imaginary part of the nth non-trivial zero of the Riemann zeta function γn and the fundamental constants of a circle π .
On a unified theory of numbers
We have the Apery’s constant ζ (3), Catalan constant G, Euler-Mascheroni constant γ , exponential constant e, harmonic numner Hn , Meissel-Merten constant M , nth prime number pn , imaginary part of the nth non-trivial zero of the Riemann zeta function γn and the fundamental constants of a circle π .
On a unified theory of numbers
As a matter of fact, since R′ = x−nmn , for n >> 0, v(R′ ) = v(mn ) − ne, for n >> 0, so the aj ’s which relate the Apery sets of v(R) and v(R′ ), can be read in the semigroup filtration {v(mi )}i≥0 .
Associated graded rings of one-dimensional analytically irreducible rings II
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