laudanum

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lau·da·num

 (lôd′n-əm)
n.
A tincture of opium, formerly used as a drug.

[New Latin, perhaps alteration of Medieval Latin labdanum, labdanum; see labdanum.]

laudanum

(ˈlɔːdənəm)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a tincture of opium
2. (Pharmacology) (formerly) any medicine of which opium was the main ingredient
[C16: New Latin, name chosen by Paracelsus for a preparation probably containing opium, perhaps based on labdanum]

lau•da•num

(ˈlɔd n əm, ˈlɔd nəm)

n.
1. a tincture of opium.
2. Obs. any preparation in which opium is the chief ingredient.
[1595–1605; < New Latin; orig. Medieval Latin variant of ladanum (see labdanum); arbitrarily used by Paracelsus to name a remedy based on opium]

laudanum

tincture of opium or any preparation, especially in liquid form, in which opium is the main ingredient.
See also: Drugs

Laudanum

Laudanum was a painkiller containing opium and could be openly purchased without a prescription in any drugstore.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laudanum - narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient
opiate - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
Translations
laudanum

laudanum

[ˈlɔːdnəm] Nláudano m

laudanum

nLaudanum nt

laudanum

[ˈlɔːdnəm] nlaudano