[ US /ˈmɪθɹɪˌdeɪts/ ]
  1. ancient king of Pontus who expanded his kingdom by defeating the Romans but was later driven out by Pompey (132-63 BC)
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How To Use Mithridates In A Sentence

  • He ran a relentless crusade against the poison antidote formulated by Mithridates, the King of Pontus, Asia Minor, in the first century BC.
  • Even toxicity tests were performed by King Mithridates of Persia on both humans and animals to learn more about poisons and their antidotes.
  • “King Mithridates murdered the entire Galatian thanehood twenty years ago, which left our people without chieftains. Fortune's Favorites
  • His would-be assassin (that Fimbria who had gone off with Flaccus the suffect consul to relieve Sulla of his command against King Mithridates, then murdered Flaccus) could produce no better excuse at the time than to laugh that Scaevola deserved to die. Fortune's Favorites
  • He cites the occurrence of a miraculous heavenly sign at key points in the life of Mithridates VI in a history written by
  • I just ran into a nice word: mithridatism, named after Mithridates VI of Pontus, the phenomenon of partial immunity to poison acquired by taking small doses. Arsenic
  • And at that very time Mithridates, it is said, saw a vision in his dream foreshowing what should come to pass. The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
  • Mithridates, who had made himself poison-proof, gave us the now forgotten word ‘mithridate’, for antidote; as from Hippocrates we derived ‘hipocras’, or ‘ypocras’, a word often occurring in our early poets, being a wine supposed to be mingled after his receipt. English Past and Present
  • _Sinope_ their residence, and attained to a high degree of strength under _Mithridates VI_. (the Great). Outline of Universal History
  • L. Cornelius Sulla, a successful optimate general in the Social War and consul in 88, received the command against Mithridates. F. War and Politics, to 70 B.C.E
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