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alexipharmic

[uh-lek-suh-fahr-mik] /əˌlɛk səˈfɑr mɪk/
adjective
1.
warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic.
noun
2.
an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; obsolete alexipharm(ac) antidote (< Greek alexiphármakon, equivalent to alexi- averter (see alexin) + phármakon poison, drug) + -ic; see pharmacy
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alexipharmic

/əˌlɛksɪˈfɑːmɪk/
adjective
1.
acting as an antidote
noun
2.
an antidote
Word Origin
C17: from Greek alexipharmakon antidote, from alexein to avert + pharmakon drug
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