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apozem

Line breaks: apo¦zem
Pronunciation: /ˈapəzəm
 
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Definition of apozem in English:

noun

archaic
A concentrated liquor resulting from heating or infusing a substance, used for medicinal purposes.
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.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French or late Latin from Greek apozema, from apozein 'to boil off', from apo 'completely' + zein 'to boil'.

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