alexipharmic

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀλεξιφάρμακος (alexiphármakos), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, to ward off) and φάρμακον (phármakon, drug).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˌlɛksɪˈfɑː(ɹ)mɪk/
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NounEdit

alexipharmic (plural alexipharmics)

  1. An antidote to poison.

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AdjectiveEdit

alexipharmic (comparative more alexipharmic, superlative most alexipharmic)

  1. Acting against poison.

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ReferencesEdit

  • The Chambers Dictionary, 10th edition, 2006.