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Stomachic   Listen
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Stomachic  n.  (Med.) A medicine that strengthens the stomach and excites its action.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Stomachic" Quotes from Famous Books



... principal diet is heavy, starchy food, such as the breadfruit, the demand for meat is keen. I saw Marquesan women eating insects, worms, and other repellant bits of flesh out of sheer instinct and stomachic need. When salt is not to be had, the desire for meat is most intense. In these valleys the upper tribes, whose enemies shut them off from the sea with its salt and fish, were the most persistent cannibals, ...
— White Shadows in the South Seas • Frederick O'Brien

... not that iniquity," said Nehemiah, "since I may well say, as the pious Master Baxter, that these boyish offences have had their punishment in later years, inasmuch as that inordinate appetite for fruit hath produced stomachic affections ...
— Woodstock; or, The Cavalier • Sir Walter Scott

... good liquor; and these three hale old men, who had acted on this wholesome faith for so long, were proofs that it is well on earth to live like earthly creatures. In America, what squeamishness, what delicacy, what stomachic apprehension, would there not be among three stomachs of sixty or seventy years' experience! I think this failure of American stomachs is partly owing to our ill usage of our digestive powers, and partly to our want of faith ...
— Passages From the English Notebooks, Complete • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... little attack is nothing, Mr. Beaumaroy," she said. "Stomachic—with a little fever; if he takes what I've prescribed, he ought to be all right in the morning. But I suppose you know that there is valvular disease—quite definite? ...
— The Secret of the Tower • Hope, Anthony



Words linked to "Stomachic" :   stomachal, gastric, stomach



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