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[Atlantic; OED, of drugs and medicines, as cathartics etc.: to act] v. to loosen the bowels as a cure for constipation or a cause of diarrhea: 1918 operatin' medicine (Parsons 110). That tea operate on you more better than doctor medicine (Acklins). (Gen.)

Tags: anatomy, bush medicine, verb

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Last update: 2011-10-30 02:22
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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