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Answer for the clue "Bitter purgative ", 5 letters:
aloin

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aloin \Al"o*in\, n. (Chem.) A bitter purgative principle in aloes.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (context pharmaceutical drug English) A glycoside derivative of anthracene, found in aloe, that is used as a laxative.

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Aloin , also known as barbaloin , is a bitter, yellow-brown colored compound noted in the exudate of at least 68 Aloe species at levels from 0.1 to 6.6% of leaf dry weight (making between 3% and 35% of the total exudate) (Groom & Reynolds, 1987), and in...

Usage examples of aloin.

For the first time in years, Simone thought of Aloin Boyer, the handsome, virile husband she had lost to a German howitzer.