Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-TI-CLI'MAX – AN-TI-E-MET'IC
AN-TI-CLI'MAX, n. [Gr. αντι, opposite, and κλιμαξ, climax. See Climate.]
A sentence in which the ideas fall or become less important and striking at the close, opposed to climax. For example, Next comes Dalhousie, the great God of war, / Lieutenant Col'nel to the Earl of Mar.
AN-TI-CLI'NAL, or AN-TI-CLIN'IC, a. [or AN-TI-CLIN'IC-AL; Gr. αντι and κλινω, to incline.]
In geology, an anticlinal line is a line showing where rock-strata dip in opposite directions.
In an antic manner; with odd postures and gesticulations; with fanciful appearance. – Shak.
A mask of antics. – Bacon. B. Jonson.
Opposed to or against the constitution. – Bolingbroke.
One opposed to the constitution.
One who opposes the doctrine of contagion.
AN-TI-CON-TA'GIOUS, a. [Gr. αντι, and contagious.]
Opposing or destroying contagion.
AN-TI-CON-VUL'SIVE, a. [Gr. αντι, and convulsive.]
Good against convulsions. – Floyer.
AN'TI-COR, n. [anti, and Fr. cœur, or L. cor, the heart.]
Among farriers, an inflammation in a horse's throat, answering to the quinsy in man. – Encyc.
AN-TI-COS-MET'IC, a. [anti and cosmetic. See Cosmetic.]
Destructive or injurious to beauty.
Any preparation which injures beauty.
In opposition to the court. [Not used.] – Reresby.
AN-TI-COURT-IER, n. [anticōrtyur; anti and courtier.]
One who opposes the court, or the measures of administration. – Ash.
One that opposes the Creator.
Opposing democracy; contrary to government by the people. – Mitford.
That has the quality of preventing the ill effects of poison, or of any thing noxious or mischievous.
AN'TI-DOTE, n. [Gr. αντιδοτος, of αντι, against, and διδωμι, to give; W. dodi, to give.]
- A medicine to counteract the effects of poison, or of any thing noxious taken into the stomach.
- Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract the evil which something else might produce.
Serving as an antidote.
By way of antidote. – Brown.
AN-TI-DYS-EN-TER'IC, a. [Gr. αντι, against, and δυσεντερικος, dysenteric.]
Good against the dysentery, or bloody flux.
A remedy for dysentery. – Coxe.
AN-TI-DYS'U-RIC, a. [Gr. αντι, δυς, and ουρον, urine.]
Counteracting or curing dysury, or the difficulty of voiding urine.
AN-TI-E-MET'IC, a. [Gr. αντι, against, and εμετικος, emetic, from εμεω, to vomit.]
Having the quality of allaying vomiting.
A remedy to check or allay vomiting.