[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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- a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation
C16: via French from Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre to cure
Word Origin and History for medicant
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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