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Meaning of PAREGORIC

Pronunciation:  `paru'gorik

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  medicine used to treat diarrhea

PAREGORIC is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: camphorated tincture of opium
 See Also: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par`e*gor"ic\, a. [L. paregoricus, Gr. ?, from ?
    addressing, encouraging, soothing; ? beside + ? an assembly:
    cf. F. par['e]gorique. See {Allegory}.]
    Mitigating; assuaging or soothing pain; as, paregoric elixir.
  2. \Par`e*gor"ic\, n. (Med.)
    A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically,
    camphorated tincture of opium; -- called also {paregoric
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