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appliance (the medicinal sense colours most uses)
1. (a) willing service; (b) medicinal treatment All'sW. II. i. 116* “I come to tender . . . my appliance.”
2. remedy, medicinal application H8 I. i. 124 “that's the appliance only Which your disease requires,” Ham. IV. iii. 10, Per. III. ii. 86.
3. means, apparatus 2H4 III. i. 29 “With all appliances and means to boot.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.3
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