Officinal sentence example

officinal
  • In the latter sense, modern usage tends to supersede "officinal" by "official."
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  • In former times large quantities of it were imported in a dry state into Europe for officinal purposes, the drug having the reputation of being efficacious in diseases of the skin and lungs; and even now it may be found in apothecaries' shops in the south of Europe, country people regarding it as a powerful aphrodisiac for cattle.
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  • The biennial form is that which is considered officinal.
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