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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
Late Latin parēgoricus, soothing, from Greek parēgorikos, from parēgorein, to talk over, soothe, from parēgoros, consoling : para-, beside; see para-1 + agorā, agora; see agora1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Late Latin paregoricus, from Greek παρηγοριχος ‘encouraging, soothing’, from παρηγορειν ‘console, soothe’. (Wiktionary)