Definition of laudanum
1 : any of various formerly used preparations of opium
2 : a tincture of opium
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There’s a couple enacting an erotic pas de deux among the stage and seating areas of the main house; a group of partner-changing hedonists in a bar where the piano plays itself; an actress writhing on a staircase after downing a bottle of laudanum.
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Origin and Etymology of laudanum
First Known Use: circa 1603See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of laudanum
1: any of various formerly used preparations of opium
2: a tincture of opium
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