alexipharmic

noun
alex·​i·​phar·​mic | \ ə-ˌlek-si-ˈfär-mik \
plural -s

Definition of alexipharmic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an antidote against poison or infection

alexipharmic

adjective
alex·​i·​phar·​mic | \ ə-ˌlek-si-ˈfär-mik \
variants: or alexipharmical \ ə-​ˌlek-​si-​ˈfär-​mi-​kəl \

Definition of alexipharmic (Entry 2 of 2)

: expelling or counteracting poison : antidotal

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First Known Use of alexipharmic

Noun

1661, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1671, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alexipharmic

Noun

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

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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 25 Oct. 2021.

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