[muh-dik-uh-muh nt, med-i-kuh-]
- a healing substance; medicine; remedy.
Origin of medicament
Also called med·i·cant [med-i-kuh nt] /ˈmɛd ɪ kənt/.
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Examples from the Web for medicament
A medicament in alcohol, oil or water, applied by friction to the skin.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
They had stuffed me full of quinine, he said, and it was not the medicament that I wanted.Eyes Like the Sea
He then put on a bandage dipped in some medicament of his own composition.
On Hanuman's return, the medicament is administered, and Lakshman revives.Tales from the Hindu Dramatists
R. N. Dutta
He tried one, and it seemed to be composed in equal parts of sawdust and the medicament called "Rough-on-rats!"
- a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation
C16: via French from Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre to cure
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Word Origin and History for medicament
mid-15c., "medical skill; a medicinal compound," from Middle French médicament (15c.), from Latin medicamentum "drug, remedy," literally "means of healing," from medicare "to heal, cure" (see medication).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An agent that promotes recovery from injury or ailment; a medicine.
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