Definition of gripe water in English:

gripe water


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  • A solution given to babies for the relief of colic, wind, and indigestion.

    • ‘Various over-the-counter preparations may help, such as herbal drinks, homeopathic drops, gripe water and baby colic medications.’
    • ‘Sweet fennel is one of the ingredients in gripe water, the soothing drink given to babies.’
    • ‘The easiest way is to put a teat in their mouth and pour the gripe water in.’
    • ‘I've used gripe water for all of my children mainly for hiccups and I think my parents used it for us too.’
    • ‘Your pharmacist can advise you on simple medicines and/or gripe water that will help prevent colic.’