[ muh-dik-uh-muh nt, med-i-kuh- ]
/ məˈdɪk ə mənt, ˈmɛd ɪ kə- /
a healing substance; medicine; remedy.
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Also called med·i·cant [med-i-kuh nt] /ˈmɛd ɪ kənt/.
Origin of medicament
OTHER WORDS FROM medicamentmed·i·ca·men·tal [med-i-kuh-men-tl] /ˌmɛd ɪ kəˈmɛn tl/, med·i·ca·men·tous, adjective
Words nearby medicament
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British Dictionary definitions for medicant
/ (mɪˈdɪkəmənt, ˈmɛdɪ-) /
a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation
Derived forms of medicamentmedicamental (ˌmɛdɪkəˈmɛntəl) or medicamentary, adjective
Word Origin for medicament
C16: via French from Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre to cure
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Medical definitions for medicant
[ mĭ-dĭk′ə-mənt, mĕd′ĭ-kə- ]
An agent that promotes recovery from injury or ailment; a medicine.
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