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Meaning of "elaterium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ELATERIUM

From Latin, from Greek elatērion squirting cucumber, from elatērios purgative, from elaunein to drive.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ELATERIUM

elaterium  [ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ELATERIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Elaterium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ELATERIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Elaterium

Elaterium or elaterin is the name of a plant extract that is used as a purgative. It is extracted from the juice of the fruit of Ecballium Elaterium, the squirting cucumber, which is native to the Mediterranean region.

Definition of elaterium in the English dictionary

The definition of elaterium in the dictionary is a greenish sediment prepared from the juice of the squirting cucumber, used as a purgative.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ELATERIUM


acroterium
ˌækrəʊˈtɪərɪəm
apodyterium
ˌæpəʊdɪˈtɪərɪəm
apterium
æpˈtɪərɪəm
archaebacterium
ˌɑːkɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
bacterium
bækˈtɪərɪəm
corynebacterium
ˌkɒrənɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
criterium
kraɪˈtɪərɪəm
cyanobacterium
ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
deuterium
djuːˈtɪərɪəm
enterobacterium
ˌɛntərəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
eubacterium
ˌju:bækˈtɪərɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
magisterium
ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
mycobacterium
ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
nitrobacterium
ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
osmeterium
ˌɒzmɪˈtɪərɪəm
psalterium
sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm
puerperium
pjʊəˈpɪərɪəm
sericterium
ˌsɛrɪkˈtɪərɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ELATERIUM

elasticise
elasticity
elasticize
elasticness
elastin
elastomer
elastomeric
Elastoplast
Elat
elate
elated
elatedly
elatedness
elater
elaterid
elaterin
elaterite
Elath
elation
elative

WORDS THAT END LIKE ELATERIUM

aquarium
atrium
auditorium
barium
clavicytherium
crematorium
deinotherium
delirium
desiderium
dinotherium
emporium
equilibrium
meitnerium
nototherium
planetarium
pomoerium
sanatorium
solarium
terrarium
yttrium

Synonyms and antonyms of elaterium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «elaterium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ELATERIUM

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The translations of elaterium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «elaterium» in English.

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510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

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380 millions of speakers
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elaterium
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Translator English - Russian

Elaterium
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elaterium
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Translator English - Bengali

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Elaterium
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Translator English - German

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Translator English - Japanese

elaterium
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Translator English - Korean

elaterium
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Translator English - Javanese

Elaterium
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Translator English - Vietnamese

elaterium
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலாற்றியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एलिटोरियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

elaterium
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elaterium
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Translator English - Polish

elaterium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Elaterium
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

elaterium
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Translator English - Greek

elaterium
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Translator English - Afrikaans

elaterium
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

elaterium
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

elaterium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of elaterium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ELATERIUM»

The term «elaterium» is normally little used and occupies the 134.930 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ELATERIUM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «elaterium» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «elaterium» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about elaterium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ELATERIUM»

Discover the use of elaterium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to elaterium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The elements of materia medica and therapeutics
Soon after Dr. Clntterbuck's experiments on elaterium, Dr. Paris 1 analysed this substance. In 1831, Mr. Hennell a published an analysis of it. In 1835, Landerer3 examined the juice of the fruit growing in Nauplia (Napoli). Futhermore, the active  ...
Jonathan Pereira, 1857
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The Elements of materia medica and therapeutica. v.2
Soon after Dr. Clutterbuck's experiments on elaterium, Dr. Paris ' analysed this substance. In 1831, Mr. Hennell2 published an analysis of it. In 1835, Landerer3 examined the juice of the fruit growing in Nauplia (Napoli). Futhermore, the active  ...
Jonathan Pereira, 1857
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The London Medical Gazette
Mr. Hennell does not appear to have tried the effects of elaterine. The late Dr. Duncan, of Edinburgh, ascertained that in doses of 1- 12th or l-16th of a grain it had all the effects of a dose of elaterium. " A tenth of a grain," says Dr. Christison, " as ...
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A Universal formulary
ELATERIUM. Elateiuum Is a peculiar substance deposited by the juice of the fruit of Ecualium elaterium, a. native of the south of Europe, growing in waste places. Sex. Syst. Moncec. monad. Nat. Syst. Cu- curbitaccie. Griffith, Med. Bot. 305.
Robert Eglesfeld Griffith, 1866
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The dispensatory of the United States of America
while the remaining portion of the elaterium was inactive. The subsequent experiments of Mr. Hennell, of London, aud Mr. Morries, of Edinburgh, which were nearly simultaneous, demonstrated the existence of a crystallizable matter in ...
George Bacon Wood, Franklin Bache, 1869
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The Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions
IT.) 1, cum-warms or MEDICINAL PLAN-rs AT nr'rcmu, nears. 325 much pressure exerted, for otherwise the elaterium is much deteriorated in quality, and as we have had an opportunity of seeing the cucumbers after having been submitted to  ...
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Pharmaceutical Journal;: A Weekly Record of Pharmacy and ...
much pressure exerted, for otherwise the elaterium is much deteriorated in quality, and as we have had an opportunity of seeing the cucumbers after having been submitted to pressure, we observed that they were but moderately crushed, and ...
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Flora Medica: Containing Coloured Delineations of the ...
We are told, that half a bushel of the fruit yielded only two drachms of the proper extract, or Elaterium Album, and that forty cucumbers yielded no more than six grains.' CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND QUALITIES OF ELATERIUM. The sensible ...
George Spratt, 1829
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The American Dispensatory, Containing the Natural, Chemical, ...
most correct in simply calling it Elaterium, the name given to it by Dioscorides. " It occurs in commerce in little thin cakes or broken pieces, bearing the impression of the muslin upon which it has been dried; its colour is greenish, its taste bitter, ...
John Redman Coxe, 1827
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Lectures on the Materia Medica Etc. Published from the ...
U Elaterium . . . incipit a trimatu . . . melius quo vetustius: fuitque jam si U ducentis annis servatum, ut autor est Theophrastus. Et usque ad quinquaU gesimum lucernarum lumina cxtinguit." Plin. l. 20. c. r. U Elaterium U similiter ut fcammonia  ...
Charles Alston, 1770

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ELATERIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term elaterium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Exploding cucumbers inspire drug delivery
Taking inspiration from exploding cucumbers (Ecballium elaterium), which release seeds at high velocity, Liang-Yin Chu from Sichuan ... «Chemistry World, Oct 11»
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Killer Plant Sucks in Prey at Record Speed
... fruit of Impatiens, the forcible pollen sac attachment in Catasetum fimbriatum, and the squirting cucumber action of Ecballium elaterium. «Discovery News, Feb 11»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Elaterium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/elaterium>. Jan 2020 ».
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