- of or relating to the science or practice of medicine: medical history; medical treatment.
- curative; medicinal; therapeutic: medical properties.
- pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means.
- pertaining to or giving evidence of the state of one's health: a medical discharge from the army; a medical examination.
- something done or received in regard to the state of one's health, as a medical examination.
Origin of medical
Examples from the Web for medically
A third of Russians believe gay people should be medically or psychologically treated.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up
October 6, 2014
A shockingly small number of states require sex education to be medically accurate, and free from promotion of religion.What Henry VIII Teaches Us About Sex Ed
September 15, 2014
The program is medically based, not permissive as in states like Colorado that are experiencing the consequences of legalization.Chris Christie to the Drug War: I Wish I Knew How to Quit You
Olivia Nuzzi, Abby Haglage
June 18, 2014
A tiny sliver of the population has celiac disease or medically diagnosed gluten sensitivity.The Gluten-Free Diet Has Two Faces
May 6, 2014
Among politicians there appears to be much confusion over how to medically treat addictions, or even NAS.Tennessee is Making Pregnancy a Criminal Liability
April 15, 2014
I am afraid that, medically speaking, the end of your troubles is not yet.The Shadow-Line
The Bishop had the anxiety and the charge of medically treating the sick.Life of John Coleridge Patteson
Charlotte M. Yonge
And medically he demonstrated how this struggle was impossible.Conscience, Complete
But giving, as she did, her life for mine, I cannot regard it medically.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Medically there's nothing we can do about it, but psychologically we might be able to make it into an asset.Accidental Flight
Floyd L. Wallace
- of or relating to the science of medicine or to the treatment of patients by drugs, etc, as opposed to surgery
- a less common word for medicinal
- informal a medical examination
Word Origin and History for medically
1640s, from French médical, from Late Latin medicalis "of a physician," from Latin medicus "physician, surgeon, medical man" (n.); "healing, madicinal" (adj.), from mederi "to heal, give medical attention to, cure," originally "know the best course for," from an early specialization of the PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise, take appropriate measures" (cf. Greek medomai "be mindful of," medein "to rule;" Avestan vi-mad- "physician;" Latin meditari "think or reflect on, consider;" Irish miduir "judge;" Old English metan "to measure out"); also see meditation. The earlier adjective in English in this sense was medicinal. Related: Medically.
1917, short for medical examination.
- Of, relating to, or characterizing the study or practice of medicine.
- Requiring treatment by medicine.
- A thorough physical examination.