Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Polychrest (Page: 109)

Pol"y*chrest (?), n. [Gr. useful for many purposes; many + useful, fr. to use: cf. F. polychreste.] (Med.) A medicine that serves for many uses, or that cures many diseases. [Obs.] Polychrest salt (Old Med. Chem.), potassium sulphate, specifically obtained by fusing niter with sulphur.