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mĕdĭcāmentum , i, n. medicor,
I.a drug, remedy, physic, medicine, medicament.
B. Transf., like the Gr. φάρμακον, a drug, a potion.
1. A hurtful drug, poison: quaerit ibidem ab Hannibale, cur biberit medicamentum, Varr. ap. Non. 345, 23: “coquere medicamenta,Liv. 8, 18: “medicamentis partum abigere,Cic. Clu. 11, 32: “medicamento sagittas tingere,Plin. 27, 11, 76, § 101: “amatorium,a love-potion, philter, Suet. Calig. 50; of an enchanted potion, Plaut. Ps. 3, 2, 80.—
2. A tincture for dyeing, a color, dye, mordant, Cic. Fragm. ap. Non. 521, 20: “crassius,Sen. Q. N. 1, 3: “rudia,Plin. 35, 6, 26, § 44.—
3. A seasoning, condiment, Col. 12, 20.—
4. A paint, wash, cosmetic, Sen. Ben. 7, 9, 2.—
5. A plastering, Vop. Firm. 3.—
II. Trop.
B. (Acc. to I. B. 4.) An embellishment: “medicamenta fucati candoris, et ruboris,Cic. Or. 23, 79.—
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