mithridatism

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Etymology[edit]

From Mithridates (referring to Mithridates VI of Pontus) en +‎ -ism. First attested in 1851.

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mithridatism (uncountable)

  1. The practice of gradually ingesting successively greater amounts of a poison in order to protect oneself against it.

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