Meaning of theriac

the•ri•ac

Pronunciation: (thēr'ē-ak"), [key]
— n.
  1. molasses; treacle.
  2. a paste formerly used as an antidote to poison, esp. snake venom, made from 60 or 70 different drugs pulverized and mixed with honey.
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