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versterkdruppels, noun

Forms:
Also versterkende druppels, versterkende droppels.
Plurals:
unchanged.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, literally ‘strengthening drops’, versterk to strengthen, fortify + druppels drops.
a. noncount. A liquid patent medicine used for the treatment of a range of ailments including heart-complaints and nervous tension, and taken in the form of drops mixed with another liquid. b. plural. Drops of this medicine. See also druppels.
1919 Dunell, Ebden & Co.’s Price List Oct. 20Versterk Droppels 3/6.
1991 [see quot. at krampdruppels druppels sense b i].
A liquid patent medicine used for the treatment of a range of ailments including heart-complaints and nervous tension, and taken in the form of drops mixed with another liquid.
Drops of this medicine.

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