a paste formerly used as an antidote to poison, especially snake venom, made from 60 or 70 different drugs pulverized and mixed with honey.
- Also the·ri·a·ca [thuh-rahy-uh-kuh]. /θəˈraɪ ə kə/.
- the·ri·a·cal, adjective
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How to use theriac in a sentence
Then there is a commentary on the "Cantica of Avicenna," and a tractate on the "theriac."Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
But we lawyers boil our theriac even nowadays and regard the most important study, the study of reality, with arrogance.Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
There he found that the most called for remedy was a theriac.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
He is partial to long controversies, calmuniates priest and theriac.The Book of Masks | Remy de Gourmont
Being, however, provided with theriac and other antidotes against the poison, Alvaro and all his men recovered from their wounds.
British Dictionary definitions for theriac
an ointment or potion of varying composition, used as an antidote to a poison
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