from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resisting external poison; obviating the effects of venom.
  • noun An antidote to poison or infection, especially an external application.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom; alexipharmic.
  • noun (Med.) A preservative against contagious and infectious diseases, and the effects of poison in general.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A preservative against infectious diseases.
  • noun A preservative against the effects of poison.
  • adjective Resisting poison, or the effects of venom


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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.

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