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mithridate

Line breaks: mith¦ri|date
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪθrɪdeɪt/

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Definition of mithridate in English:

noun

historical
A medicine believed to be a universal antidote to or preservative against poison and disease: to procure sweat, use cardamom water with mithridate

Origin

early 16th century: from medieval Latin mithridatum, alteration of late Latin mithridatium, from Mithridatius 'relating to Mithridates' (see mithridatize).

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