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Meaning of paregoric

par•e•gor•ic

Pronunciation: (par"i-gôr'ik, -gor'-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a camphorated tincture of opium, containing benzoic acid, anise oil, etc., used chiefly to stop diarrhea in children.
  2. any soothing medicine; anodyne.
—adj.
  1. assuaging pain; soothing.
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