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