mithridate definition

  • noun:
    • An antidote against poison, especially a confection previously held to-be an antidote to any or all poisons.
    • A universal antidote against poison
    • An antidote against poison, or a composition in type of an electuary, designed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; -- so named from King Mithridates, its reputed creator.
    • In old drugstore, certainly one of different compositions of numerous ingredients by means of electuaries, expected to provide either as an antidote or as a preservative against poison.

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