paregoric

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

Definition of paregoric

: camphorated tincture of opium used especially to relieve pain

Origin and Etymology 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


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paregoric

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

medical Definition of paregoric

: camphorated tincture of opium used especially to relieve pain

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