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- n. A preservative against infectious diseases.
- n. A preservative against the effects of poison.
- adj. Resisting poison, or the effects of venom
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom; alexipharmic.
- n. A preservative against contagious and infectious diseases, and the effects of poison in general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resisting external poison; obviating the effects of venom.
- n. An antidote to poison or infection, especially an external application.
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I think they call alexiteric water, and which is said to be very beneficial in cases of the distemper; and she was able to crawl upstairs after a while to her bed once more, where I put her.