Synonyms Of laudanum

Definition Of laudanum

an alcoholic solution containing morphine, prepared from opium and formerly used as a narcotic painkiller.

Doctors would give babies phenobarbital for colic and laudanum (a form of opium) for teething.

Example Of laudanum

  • Any painkillers containing opiates, such as laudanum , were out of the question until the concussion went away.

  • Doctors would give babies phenobarbital for colic and laudanum (a form of opium) for teething.

  • Morphine and laudanum addicts were usually seen as pitiful unfortunates living failed lives as a result of their habits.

  • She took laudanum for this, as was the fashion, a habit that brought her to the attention of a fellow poet, the opium addict Coleridge.

  • Within a year, addicted to laudanum and alcohol and grossly overweight, George IV was dead.


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