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medicinal

[muh-dis-uh-nl]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or having the properties of a medicine; curative; remedial: medicinal properties; medicinal substances.
  2. unpalatable; disagreeable: a medicinal taste.
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Origin of medicinal

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word medicīnālis. See medicine, -al1
Related formsme·dic·i·nal·ly, adverbnon·me·dic·i·nal, adjectivenon·me·dic·i·nal·ly, adverbsem·i·me·dic·i·nal, adjectiveun·me·dic·i·nal, adjectiveun·me·dic·i·nal·ly, adverb
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medicinal

adjective
  1. relating to or having therapeutic properties
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noun
  1. a medicinal substance
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Derived Formsmedicinally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for medicinal

adj.

late 14c., from Old French medicinal and directly from Latin medicinalis "pertaining to medicine," from medicina (see medicine). Related: Medicinally.

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medicinal

(mĭ-dĭsə-nəl)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.
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