verb (used with object), med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing.
Origin of medicate
Examples from the Web for medicate
Whenever soldiers come home, big pharma finds new ways to medicate them.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director|Marlow Stern|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A psychologist cannot write prescriptions and therefore could not try to medicate my problems away.
On the Continent a variety of substances are employed to medicate baths, which are seldom or never so used in this country.
Mabruk Saleem I left in charge of a native doctor, who was to medicate him for a gift of cloth which I gave him in advance.How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley
Word Origin for medicate
"to treat medicinally," 1620s, a back-formation from medication, or else from Late Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare. Related: Medicated; medicating. The earlier verb in English was simply medicin (late 14c.).