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gripe water

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Definition of gripe water in English:

noun

[mass noun] British trademark
A solution given to babies for the relief of colic, wind, and indigestion.
Example sentences
  • Various over-the-counter preparations may help, such as herbal drinks, homeopathic drops, gripe water and baby colic medications.
  • Your pharmacist can advise you on simple medicines and/or gripe water that will help prevent colic.
  • Sweet fennel is one of the ingredients in gripe water, the soothing drink given to babies.

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