[mith-ri-dey-tiz-uh m] /ˈmɪθ rɪˌdeɪ tɪz əm/
the production of immunity against the action of a poison by taking the poison in gradually increased doses.
immunity to large doses of poison by prior ingestion of gradually increased doses
mithridatism mith·ri·da·tism (mĭth’rĭ-dā’tĭz’əm)
Tolerance or immunity to a poison acquired by taking gradually larger doses of it.
mith’ri·dat’ic (-dāt’ĭk) adj.
- Mithridates VI
[mith-ri-dey-teez] /ˌmɪθ rɪˈdeɪ tiz/ noun 1. (“the Great”) 132?–63 b.c, king of Pontus 120–63. /ˌmɪθrɪˈdeɪtiːz/ noun 1. called the Great. ?132–63 bc, king of Pontus (?120–63). He waged three wars against Rome (88–84; 83–81; 74–64) and was finally defeated by Pompey: committed suicide
[mith-ri-dey-tahyz] /ˈmɪθ rɪˌdeɪ taɪz/ verb (used with object), mithridatized, mithridatizing. 1. to induce a state of in (a person).
noun a mythical precious metal, as strong as steel but lighter in weight Word Origin in J.R.R. Tolkein’s books n. 1954, an invented word by English author J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
[mahyt-uh-sahyd] /ˈmaɪt əˌsaɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a substance or preparation for killing . /ˈmɪtɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. any drug or agent that destroys mites miticide mi·ti·cide (mī’tĭ-sīd’) n. An agent that kills mites. mi’ti·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.