Meaning of apozem in English:


Pronunciation /ˈapəzəm/


  • A concentrated liquor resulting from heating or infusing a substance, used for medicinal purposes.

    ‘The quinoa is eaten boiled like rice, and has a very pleasant taste; and the water in which it has been boiled, is often used as an apozem.’
    • ‘His rapaciousness included charging £6 for one pill, or £6 for a pint of an Apozem.’
    • ‘The patient must drink a draught of the apozem as well after the electuary as after the pill.’
    • ‘If a drowsiness comes on, another apozem must be made without that ingredient, to be given till the effects of the former are over.’
    • ‘The root of parsley is sometimes made an ingredient in apozems and diet-drinks.’
    distillation, essence, extract


Late Middle English via Old French or late Latin from Greek apozema, from apozein ‘to boil off’, from apo ‘completely’ + zein ‘to boil’.