Examples from the Web for paregoric
Besides nearly breaking my neck, I broke the paregoric bottle and got glass in my feet.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
So I took a vial of paregoric from my pocket and give it a drop and it went off to sleep like an angel.Hidden Hand|Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Boil them to a syrup; and when quite cold, add two table-spoonfuls of paregoric elixir, which is made in the following manner.
Powders used for colds in the nose, also paregoric and laudanum, contain these harmful drugs.Health Lessons|Alvin Davison
I consider that, more than to anything else, I owe the success of our great undertaking to arnica and paregoric.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for paregoric
Word Origin for paregoric
Word Origin and History for paregoric
"medicine that soothes pain," 1704, from adjective (1680s) "soothing," from Late Latin paregoricus, from Greek paregorikos "soothing, encouraging, consoling," from paregorein "speak soothingly to," from paregoros "consoling," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + root of agoreuein "speak in public," from agora "public assembly," from PIE root *ger- "to gather" (see gregarious).