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- paregorick (obsolete)
paregoric (plural paregorics)
- a painkiller; a medicine which soothes or relieves pain
- 1922: Chloroform. Overdose of laudanum. Sleeping draughts. Lovephiltres. Paragoric poppysyrup bad for cough. Clogs the pores or the phlegm. — James Joyce, Ulysses
- 2004: My local doctor promises to accompany me ashore, spare no expense to obtain powerful paregorics & remain at my bedside until my recovery is compleat, even if Prophetess must leave for California without us. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
- Assuaging or soothing pain.
- paregoric elixir