/nɪˈpɛn θi/


1 anything soothing and comforting. 2 a drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow (by some supposed to have been opium or hashish).

Margaret was lulled into a quiet slumber by the nepenthe made from scotch and a crushed-up Tylenol PM.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Nepenthe.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepenthe. Accessed 27 July 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “nepenthe”, accessed July 27, 2021, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepenthe.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Nepenthe. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepenthe

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