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paregoric

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noun par·e·go·ric \ˌpa-rə-ˈgȯr-ik, -ˈgär-\

Definition of paregoric

  1. :  camphorated tincture of opium used especially to relieve pain



Origin of paregoric

French parégorique mitigating pain, from Late Latin paregoricus, from Greek parēgorikos, from parēgorein to talk over, soothe, from para- + agora assembly, from ageirein to gather


First Known Use: circa 1827


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paregoric

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noun par·e·go·ric \ˌpar-ə-ˈgȯr-ik, -ˈgōr-, -ˈgär-\

Medical Definition of paregoric

  1. :  camphorated tincture of opium used especially to relieve pain




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