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mithridate

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noun mith·ri·date \ˈmith-rə-ˌdāt\

Definition of mithridate

  1. :  an antidote against poison; especially :  a confection held to be effective against poison



Origin and Etymology of mithridate

Medieval Latin mithridatum, from Late Latin mithridatium, from Latin, dogtooth violet (used as an antidote), from Greek mithridation, from Mithridatēs Mithridates VI


First Known Use: 1528


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