Definition of Mithridate

1. n. An antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; -- so called from King Mithridates, its reputed inventor.



Definition of Mithridate

1. Noun. (obsolete) A universal antidote against poison ¹

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Definition of Mithridate

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Medical Definition of Mithridate

1. An antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; so called from King Mithridates, its reputed inventor. "[Love is] a drop of the true elixir; no mithridate so effectual against the infection of vice." (Southey) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mithridate

miterwort
miterworts
mites
mitey
mithan
mithe
mither
mithered
mithering
mithers
mithqal
mithqals
mithraic
mithraistic
mithramycin
mithridate (current term)
mithridate mustard
mithridatic
mithridatics
mithridatisation
mithridatism
mithridatization
mithridatize
mithridatized
mithril
miticidal
miticide
miticides
mitier
mitiest

Literary usage of Mithridate

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1. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1799)
"The seeds make an ingredient in that nauseous opprobrium of Pharmacy, the mithridate Confection, the receipt for which may be found, with many excellent ..."

2. Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and by Henry Hallam (1882)
"The next tragedy was mithridate; and in this Racine has been thought to ... We find in the part of mithridate a great depth of thought in compressed and ..."

3. Introduction to the Literature of Europe, in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and by Henry Hallam (1864)
"The next tragedy was mithridate; and in this mithridate •^ai'ine nas been ... We find in the part of mithridate a great depth of thought in compressed and ..."

4. Port Royal: A Contribution to the History of Religion and Literature in France by Charles Beard (1861)
"The first of the three, " mithridate," which appeared in 1673, ... Voltaire tells us—and the assertion is not difficult to believe — that "mithridate" was, ..."

5. The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-table Directory: In which Will by Charlotte Campbell Bury (1844)
"mithridate Brandy. Take four gallons of brandy ; infuse a bushel of poppies twenty-four hours; then strain it, and put two ounces of nutmegs, ..."

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