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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- A syrupy or sticky preparation containing medicaments exerting a local action on the mucous membrane of the throat.

Usage examples (23)
  • I'll give you a bottle of linctus; keep on with the antibiotics.
  • "Was he?" said Cadfael abstractedly, pounding herbs in a mortar for a linctus.
  • But I am going to do it: I will get some codeine linctus to suppress my cough.
  • I'll send your lord some pastilles for his throat, and a linctus to take every three hours. for more
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