from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tincture of opium, formerly used as a drug.
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- n. A tincture of opium, once widely used for various medical purposes and as a recreational drug.
- v. To add laudanum to (a drink or the like).
- v. To cause (a person) to be high on laudanum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Tincture of opium, used for various medical purposes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ladanum.
- n. Tincture of opium. See opium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient
"To be sure I did, to calm down the pain; and that was what I call laudanum and Mr Briscoe here calls opium."
Paracelsus created the narcotic opium, which he called laudanum, for his patients.
'Is not it shocking to think,' continued she, after she had swallowed it, 'that in laudanum alone I find the means of supporting existence?'
Meanwhile, the tansy powder would do Clifford no harm, and the laudanum was a proper treatment for this acute period.
Perhaps this wet cloth in the original, is what we now call laudanum; a potion that overspreads the faculties, as the wet cloth did the face of the royal patient; and the translator knew not how to render it.
A tin of Blue Pills, so labeled, and a bottle, not labeled, but recognizable, of black draught-laudanum, that is.
And one of the things she did to help herself during this period was to take laudanum, which is a kind of opium derivative.
As to the tincture of opium (commonly called laudanum) THAT might certainly intoxicate if a man could bear to take enough of it; but why?
The true gum opium, and laudanum, which is its tincture, are derived from Eastern
When my friend came out of his dark room and bandages at the end of a month he had consumed twenty ounces of this preparation, whose probable distinction from the tincture known as laudanum I point out below in the note.