A concentrated liquor resulting from heating or infusing a substance, used for medicinal purposes.
More example sentences
- The root of parsley is sometimes made an ingredient in apozems and diet-drinks.
- If a drowsiness comes on, another apozem must be made without that ingredient, to be given till the effects of the former are over.
- The patient must drink a draught of the apozem as well after the electuary as after the pill.
late Middle English: via Old French or late Latin from Greek apozema, from apozein 'to boil off', from apo 'completely' + zein 'to boil'.