Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. A medication or application that has the characteristic of easing pain or protecting from the action of irritants. A mild purgative; a laxative. 2. That which softens or mitigates; that which tends to allay passion, excitement, or pain; a palliative. "There is one sweet Lenitive at least for evils, which Character holds out; so I took it kindly at her hands, and fell asleep." (Sterne) Origin: Cf. F. Lenitif. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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