Mith"ri*date (?), n. Med.

An antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; -- so called from King Mithridates, its reputed inventor.

[Love is] a drop of the true elixir; no mithridate so effectual against the infection of vice. Southey.


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