What does the word laxative mean?

Usage examples for laxative

  1. Mineral oil is useful as a mild laxative, and does not produce any bad after results. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  2. When given in full doses, an infusion of the herb is laxative. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  3. Feed laxative food and supply the animal with fresh water to drink. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek