What does the word emetic mean?

Usage examples for emetic

  1. The juice of the leaves is emetic and that of the roots purgative. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  2. " Pretty near," said Brown, with the shadow of a smile; for the emetic had very suddenly taken effect. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton

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