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draft

(draft),
1. A current of air in a confined space.
2. A quantity of liquid medicine ordered as a single dose.
Synonym(s): draught

draft

(draft)
1. A current of air in a confined space.
2. A quantity of liquid medicine ordered as a single dose.

draft

(draft)
1. A current of air in a confined space.
2. A quantity of liquid medicine ordered as a single dose. Also spelled draught.

draught (draft),

n See draw.
draw (draft, draught),
n the taper or divergence of the walls of a preparation for insertion of a cemented restoration.
References in classic literature ?
You will learn from Poole how I have had London ransacked; it was in vain; and I am now persuaded that my first supply was impure, and that it was that unknown impurity which lent efficacy to the draught.
The concoction of the draught has been perfect," said he, in answer to Georgiana's look.
Having gotten his breath from his last draught, the Friar began talking again in this wise: "Now, sweet lad, canst thou not sing me a song?
Minute by minute, the composing influence of the draught began at last to strengthen its hold on my brain.
But we remedied this by means of composing draughts prescribed for that purpose by the doctor.
I am just going to give your husband his sleeping draught.
Taking the opportunity to stuff it in my pocket I went back to Quinton's study, locked the door, and gave him his sleeping draught.
After it was down, though the thoughts of it filled me with horror, yet it checked the fit of hunger, and I took another draught of water, and was composed and refreshed for some hours after.
Camphor-julep and water three times a day, and composing draught at night.
Perhaps I was to blame; but indeed I was intoxicated with the recent draughts of Truth to which he himself had introduced me.
Yes, maybe she did promise not to venture forth on the cold floors of daybreak, but she had risen for a moment only, and we just t'neaded her with our talk about draughts - there were no such things as draughts in her young days - and it is more than she can do (here she again attempts to rise but we hold her down) to lie there and watch that beautiful screen being spoilt.
The unmanly chuckle always came, I found, when the poor lady dropped her babe, but the whole thing entranced him; he tried to keep his excitement down by taking huge draughts of water; he forgot all his niceties of conduct; he sat in holy rapture with the toy between his paws, took it to bed with him, ate it in the night, and searched for it so longingly next day that I had to go out and buy him the man with the scythe.