Dover's powder

Origin of Dover's powder

1795–1805; named after T. Dover (1660–1742), English physician
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British Dictionary definitions for dover's powder

Dover's powder

noun
  1. a preparation of opium and ipecacuanha, formerly used to relieve pain, induce sweating, and check spasms

Word Origin for Dover's powder

C19: named after Thomas Dover (1660–1742), English physician
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