[ uh-lek-suh-fahr-mik ]
/ əˌlɛk səˈfɑr mɪk /
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warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic.
an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.
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Example sentences from the Web for alexipharmic
When the substance was in repute as a medicine of the "alexipharmic" kind, the supply naturally came up to the demand.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
The cooling regimen as it is called, was substituted for the alexipharmic, in so far as regards light clothing and cool air.
British Dictionary definitions for alexipharmic
/ (əˌlɛksɪˈfɑːmɪk) med /
acting as an antidote
Word Origin for alexipharmic
C17: from Greek alexipharmakon antidote, from alexein to avert + pharmakon drug
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