- a medicine containing opium, benzoic acid, camphor (English paregoric) or ammonia (Scottish paregoric), and anise oil, formerly widely used to relieve diarrhoea and coughing in children
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- Drugsa camphorated tincture of opium, containing benzoic acid, anise oil, etc., used chiefly to stop diarrhea in children.
- Drugsany soothing medicine;
- Drugs[Archaic.]assuaging pain;
- Greek parēgorikós soothing, equivalent. to paré̄gor(os) pertaining to consolatory speech (equivalent. to par- par- + -ēgor-, combining form of agorá̄ agora + -os adjective, adjectival suffix) + -ikos -ic
- Late Latin parēgoricus