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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic.

Usage examples (25)
  • As the secretion diminishes, dry powders, such as calomel, sulphates of iron, copper, etc., may prove of most advantage.
  • Now we select in such conditions calomel for two reasons:
  • Grandmother would not have objected to a pound of calomel!
  • We read of "purging gently" with a teaspoonful of calomel. for more
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