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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A mixture of camphor and opium in alcohol, used to relieve pain. Also: soothing.

Usage examples (29)
  • The medication had a paregoric effect on the painful wound.
  • Oh for the good old days when it was acceptable to go to the druggist, whisper "paregoric" to him/her, and a few drops brought blessed silence!
  • I didn't know one could even get paregoric any more.
  • The most successful remedies are ipecac and paregoric. for more
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