alexipharmic

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noun

alex·​i·​phar·​mic
ə-ˌlek-si-ˈfär-mik
plural -s
: an antidote against poison or infection

alexipharmic

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adjective

alex·​i·​phar·​mic
ə-ˌlek-si-ˈfär-mik
variants or alexipharmical
ə-ˌlek-si-ˈfär-mi-kəl
: expelling or counteracting poison : antidotal

Word History

Etymology

Noun

alteration of earlier alexipharmac, from Greek alexipharmakos, from alexein + pharmakon poison, drug, remedy

First Known Use

Noun

1661, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alexipharmic was in 1661

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“Alexipharmic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alexipharmic. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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