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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 ?
The old monster was not slow to perceive the effect which my draught had produced and that I carried him more lightly than usual, so he stretched out his skinny hand and seizing the gourd first tasted its contents cautiously, then drained them to the very last drop.
And the horses shook themselves, and the dogs jumped up and barked; the pigeons took their heads from under their wings, and looked about and flew into the fields; the flies on the walls buzzed again; the fire in the kitchen blazed up; round went the jack, and round went the spit, with the goose for the king's dinner upon it; the butler finished his draught of ale; the maid went on plucking the fowl; and the cook gave the boy the box on his ear.
She had already pushed her plate aside, and was measuring out a draught from a large bottle at her elbow.