American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A substitute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which supplies the place of another; that which is used for something else; a substitute.
- n. A substitute, replacement for something else, particularly of a medicine used in place of another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) One who, or that which, succeeds to the place of another; that which is used for something else; a substitute a remedy used as a substitute for another.
- n. (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
- Modern Latin, neuter singular of Latin succedaneus ‘acting as substitute’, from succedere ‘come close after’, from sub- + cedere ‘go’. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin succēdāneum, from Latin, neuter sing. of succēdāneus, substituted, from succēdere, to succeed; see succeed. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Scott renders “pepper” (Lane i. 8) and it forms a clean succedaneum for one of the uncleanest articles of civilisation, the sponge.”
““Líf,” a succedaneum for the unclean sponge, not unknown in the “Turkish Baths” of London.”
“The order is peculiarly Moslem, in fact the succedaneum for the”
“It is very certain, that speculation is no succedaneum for life.”
“The bark of the willow has, indeed, been justly considered as a succedaneum for Peruvian bark, as has also that of the horse-chestnut tree, the leaf of the holly, the snake-root, etc. It was evidently necessary to make trial of this substance, although not so valuable as Peruvian bark, and to employ it in its natural state, since they had no means for extracting its essence.”
“Besides, since nature supplies cold as sparingly, we must do as the apothecaries do who, when they cannot get a simple, take its succedaneum or quid pro quo, as they call it — such as aloes for balsam, cassia for cinnamon.”
“The observers can demonstrate that they are real observers and not a succedaneum like the Carter Center.”
“Mr. Rerechild, the Barchester doctor whom she employed; and then the young mother mentioned some shockingly modern succedaneum which”
“What succedaneum of mutton chop or broiled ham she had for the roast duck and green peas which were to have beers provided for the family dinner we will not particularly inquire.”
“However, his expense for medicines was not great; for he was the most expert man at a succedaneum of any apothecary in”
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