electuary


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e·lec·tu·ar·y

 (ĭ-lĕk′cho͞o-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. e·lec·tu·ar·ies
A drug mixed with sugar and water or honey into a pasty mass suitable for oral administration.

[Middle English electuarie, from Late Latin ēlēctuārium, probably alteration of Greek ekleikton, from ekleikhein, to lick up : ek-, out; see eghs in Indo-European roots + leikhein, to lick; see leigh- in Indo-European roots.]

electuary

(ɪˈlɛktjʊərɪ)
n, pl -aries
(Medicine) archaic a paste taken orally, containing a drug mixed with syrup or honey
[C14: from Late Latin ēlēctuārium, probably from Greek ēkleikton electuary, from ekleikhein to lick out, from leikhein to lick]

e•lec•tu•ar•y

(ɪˈlɛk tʃuˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
confection (def. 6).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin elect(u)ārium a medicinal lozenge, alter. of Greek ekleiktón lozenge, neuter v. adj. of ekleíchein to lick up]

electuary

a preparation consisting of pulverized medication mixed with honey.
See also: Drugs
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