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mithridate

[ mith-ri-deyt ]
/ ˈmɪθ rɪˌdeɪt /
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noun Old Pharmacology.
a confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison.
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Origin of mithridate

1520–30; earlier mithridatum<Medieval Latin, variant of Late Latin mithridātium, noun use of neuter of Mithridātius, equivalent to Mithridāt(ēs) Mithridates VI (see mithridatism) + -ius -ious
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British Dictionary definitions for mithridate

mithridate
/ (ˈmɪθrɪˌdeɪt) /

noun
obsolete a substance believed to be an antidote to every poison and a cure for every disease

Word Origin for mithridate

C16: from Late Latin mithradatium, after Mithridates VI, alluding to his legendary immunity to poisons
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