- a healing substance; medicine; remedy.
Origin of medicament
Related Words for medicamentmedication, help, corrective, alleviation, antidote, redress, nostrum, recovery, assistance, panacea, treatment, medicine, reparation, remedy, healing, elixir, physic, drug, aid, fix
Examples from the Web for medicament
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin 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).
- An agent that promotes recovery from injury or ailment; a medicine.