from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inducing the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.
- n. A drug or agent that induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach or intestines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relieving discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
- n. A drug or substance that induces the removal of gas from the digestive tract.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Expelling wind from the body; warming; antispasmodic.
- n. A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Expelling, or having the quality of expelling, wind from the alimentary canal.
- n. A medicine which tends to expel wind, and to remedy colic and flatulence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
- adj. relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)
Middle English carminatif, from Old French, from Latin carminātus, past participle of carmināre, to card wool, from *carmen, card for wool, from cārere, to card.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)