Definitions of mithridate:
  • noun:   (historical medicine) Any of various historical medicines—typically an electuary compounded with various poisons—believed to derive from Mithridates VI and to serve as a universal antidote.
  • noun:   (figuratively, now rare) Synonym of cure.
  • noun:   (rare, obsolete) Ellipsis of mithridate mustard.: pepperwort (L. campestre), pennycress (T. arvense), or candytuft (Iberis).

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