Part of speech: noun

A white, crystalline, bitter, poisonous compound. strychnia.

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Usage examples "strychnine":

  1. Thinking his condition might be due to fear I hesitated to use strychnine. - "On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote", A. Mueller.
  2. Public opinion, however, was against him- in fact, had the general voice been consulted on the subject it is probable that a strong minority vote would have been in favour of including him in the strychnine diet. - "The Chronicles of Clovis", Saki.
  3. Then as I found in the medicine case the hypodermic needle and the strychnine for which I had been searching, I began my examination of Ventnor. - "The Metal Monster", A. Merritt.