from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A camphorated tincture of opium, taken internally for the relief of diarrhea and intestinal pain.
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- n. a painkiller; a medicine which soothes or relieves pain
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mitigating; assuaging or soothing pain.
- n. A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically, camphorated tincture of opium; -- called also paregoric elexir.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, mitigating; assuaging pain.
- n. A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne.
- n. Specifically A camphorated tincture of opium, flavored with aromatics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. medicine used to treat diarrhea
Oh for the good old days when it was acceptable to go to the druggist, whisper "paregoric" to him/her, and a few drops brought blessed silence!
I once had an awful cold, and the old gentleman I worked for suggested equal parts honey, lemon, whiskey, and paregoric.
I didn't know one could even get paregoric any more.
Oh for the good old days when it was acceptable to go to the druggist, whisper “paregoric” to him/her, and a few drops brought blessed silence!
You can still buy the stuff today, albeit paregoric or whatever the magical ingredient was -free.
In the supposedly drug-free past, children were put to bed with paregoric, old folks beatified themselves with Hadacol, and teetotal housewives contentedly glugged 80-proof women's trouble remedies.
Nonetheless, standard narcotic remedies like paregoric remained readily available into the early 20th century, and Benzedrine inhalers were marketed without prescription until the early 1950s.
I hate a little too much fish last night, so I had my paregoric here today, but I ` ve saved drinking it until you actually drink it.
After a while my husband realized he always took her to a different drugstore and that she always bought paregoric.
She was addicted to paregoric and he was an alcoholic.