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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A medical plaster for external use. Also: Any of various soap liniments; especially: an unofficial camphorated soap liniment of a soft semisolid consistency.

Usage examples (30)
  • It was like opodeldoc stuffed into an aching tooth.
  • Friction by means of the hand either with opodeldoc or with laudanum, taking care not to drink the lotion by mistake, will also give relief.
  • And the leader passed on, leaving East better for those few words than all the opodeldoc in England would have made him, and Tom ready to give one of his ears for as...
  • ‘You mustn’t believe all that fellow Greyson tells you: he wants me to take salts and senna, opodeldoc, and all that sort of stuff; looks after his bill, you know — eh?... for more
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