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noun 
  1. A tincture of opium, once widely used for various medical purposes and as a recreational drug.
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  • French:
    1. French, laudanum
    2. German: Laudanum
    3. Italian: laudano
      (trans-mid)
Etymology: Coined by w:Paracelsus, Paracelsus for a tinture he made containing opium < < laudere "to praise," or ladanum "a gum resin" < Ancient Greek ladanon. Originally the same word as ladanum, ladbdanum, compare French French, laudanum, Italian laudano, ladano. See ladanum


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