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Homœopʹathy (5 syl.)

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The plan of curing a disease by very minute doses of a medicine which would in healthy persons produce the very same disease. The principle of vaccination is a sort of homœopathy, only it is producing in a healthy person a mitigated form of the disease guarded against. You impart a mild form of small-pox to prevent the patient from taking the virulent disease. (Greek, homoios pathos, like disease.) (See Hahnemann.)

Tut, man! one fire burns out another’s burning!

One pain is lessened by another’s anguish …

Take thou some new infection to the eye,

And the rank poison of the old will die.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Holystone
Home
Home, Sweet Home
Homer
Homer a Cure for the Ague
Homer in a Nutshell
Homer Sometimes Nods
Homer’s Critics
Homeric Verse
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Honest (h silent)
Honest George
Honest Lawyer (An)
Honey Madness
Honey Soap
Honey better than Vinegar
Honeycomb
Honeydew
Honeymoon
Honeywood

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