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strychnine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drugs, medicines
strychninestrych‧nine /ˈstrɪkniːn $ -naɪn, -niːn/ noun [uncountable]  MDa very poisonous substance sometimes used in small amounts as a medicine
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strychnineI brought my trick-or-treat candy to the school to check for razor blades and pins and strychnine.Striking a match in a gas-filled room, sipping a glass of vodka and strychnine, that's what I call dangerous.Whiskey with strychnine was said to produce an exceptionally crazy drunk.
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