• WordNet 3.6
    • n paregoric medicine used to treat diarrhea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Paregoric (Med) A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically, camphorated tincture of opium; -- called also paregoric elexir.
    • a Paregoric Mitigating; assuaging or soothing pain; as, paregoric elixir.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • paregoric In medicine, mitigating; assuaging pain.
    • n paregoric A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne.
    • n paregoric Specifically A camphorated tincture of opium, flavored with aromatics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Paregoric par-ē-gor′ik soothing, lessening pain
    • n Paregoric a medicine that soothes pain: tincture of opium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. paregoricus, Gr. , from addressing, encouraging, soothing; para` beside + an assembly: cf. F. parégorique,. See Allegory


In literature:

I refer to the paregoric.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There's our line from the paregoric bottle right along to the snuff box.
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Also, the baby was still whimpering in a drowsy monotone, as the paregoric sought to renew its sway on the racket awakened brain.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
We never took any paregoric to make us sleep.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Some people like paregoric; the Honourable Hilary took his without undue squirming, with no visible effects to Austen.
"Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete" by Winston Churchill
I refer to the paregoric.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Partington would tell you that you were speaking paregorically,' I left a place that was getting entirely too hot to hold me.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
I got the full paregoric reek of his drink.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
And neither is paregoric to be administered wholesale for colic.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Warlock, dear boy, you don't happen to have a bottle of paregoric with you, do you, now?
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
It smells as if someone had been drinking quarts of paregoric!
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
A tea-spoonful of paregoric occasionally repeated during the day will be found a most efficient soothing remedy.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
You don't want to have to take paregoric, do you?
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
I never sell paregoric to children.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
Diarrhea in adults may be checked with teaspoonful doses of paregoric given hourly in water.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
If the patient is a child, from fifteen drops to a tea-spoonful of paregoric may be administered.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
He was dozing under paregoric when the idea hit him.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
I gave her some paregoric to make her sleep till I go home.
"Sharing Her Crime" by May Agnes Fleming
I don't like to have anybody do anything for my sake, unless it be to take paregoric when I am sick.
"Brave Old Salt" by Oliver Optic
It was a simple solution of paregoric.
"The Turnstile" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason