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medicine sb.1: applied, as commonly from 1400 to S.'s time, to drugs, &c., used for other than remedial purposes; e.g. the philosopher's stone or elixir All'sW. V. iii. 102 “multiplying ,” Ant. I. v. 36 “that good ” ; poison Lr. V. iii. 97, Oth. IV. i. 46 “Work on, My , work!” ; a philtre 1H4 II. ii. 20, 22, Oth. I. iii. 61.
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