verb (used with object), med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing.
Origin of medicate
Related Words for medicatedesensitize, sedate, anesthetize, benumb, hit, numb, relax, dope, poison, dose, treat, narcotize, stupefy, deaden, blunt, fix, opiate, physic
Examples from the Web for medicate
Contemporary Examples of 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
October 24, 2014
A psychologist cannot write prescriptions and therefore could not try to medicate my problems away.I Was Adam Lanza, Part 3
December 23, 2012
Historical Examples of medicate
And if you were physicians, you must not cram them, or medicate them to their hurt.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)
On the Continent a variety of substances are employed to medicate baths, which are seldom or never so used in this country.
When it is desired to medicate by putting fluids into the bowel we adopt the colon infusion.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
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.).