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Aperient


APE'RIENT, adjective [Latin aperiens, aperio.]

Opening; that has the quality of opening; deobstruent; laxative.

APE'RIENT, noun a medicine which promoties the circulation of the fluids, by removing obstructions; a laxative; a deobstruent; as, smallage, fennel, asparagus, parsley, and butcher's broom.