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Word: emetic

Definition: substance causing vomiting; ADJ.


Sentences Containing 'emetic'

``Send for some oil of turpentine and tartar emetic.''
``That emetic, Villefort see if it is coming.''
Villefort sprang into the passage, exclaiming,``The emetic!
But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.

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