[ muh-dik-uh-muhnt, med-i-kuh- ]
See synonyms for medicament on
  1. a healing substance; medicine; remedy.

Origin of medicament

1535–45; <Latin medicāmentum remedy, physic, equivalent to medicā() to cure + -mentum-ment. See medicate
  • Also called med·i·cant [med-i-kuhnt]. /ˈmɛd ɪ kənt/.

Other words from medicament

  • med·i·ca·men·tal [med-i-kuh-men-tl], /ˌmɛd ɪ kəˈmɛn tl/, med·i·ca·men·tous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use medicament in a sentence

  • These soaps are prepared by adding the medicant to curd soap, and then making in a tablet form for use.

    The Art of Perfumery | G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • They stand towards us in the relation, not of medicant strangers, but of co-heirs and members of our family.

    Freeland | Theodor Hertzka

British Dictionary definitions for medicament


/ (mɪˈdɪkəmənt, ˈmɛdɪ-) /

  1. a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation

Origin of medicament

C16: via French from Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre to cure

Derived forms of medicament

  • medicamental (ˌmɛdɪkəˈmɛntəl) or medicamentary, adjective

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