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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That intoxicates; intoxicating.
  • n. Noting an acid, a colorless compound, , prepared by the hydrolysis of its methyl ester, methysticin (kawain), derived from kawa-root (Piper methysticum). It crystallizes in silky, lustrous, prismatic needles and melts at 180° C.

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