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medicate

[ med-i-keyt ]
/ 藞m蓻d 瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), med路i路cat路ed, med路i路cat路ing.
to treat with medicine or medicaments.
to impregnate with a medicine: medicated cough drops; a medicated bandage.
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Origin of medicate

1615鈥25; <Latin medic膩tus medicated (past participle of medic膩re), healed (past participle of medic膩r墨). See medical, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM medicate

de路med路i路cate, verb (used with object), de路med路i路cat路ed, de路med路i路cat路ing.o路ver路med路i路cate, verb (used with object), o路ver路med路i路cat路ed, o路ver路med路i路cat路ing.pre路med路i路cate, verb (used with object), pre路med路i路cat路ed, pre路med路i路cat路ing.un路med路i路cat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for medicate

medicate
/ (藞m蓻d瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to cover or impregnate (a wound, etc) with an ointment, cream, etc
to treat (a patient) with a medicine
to add a medication to (a bandage, shampoo, etc)

Derived forms of medicate

medicative, adjective

Word Origin for medicate

C17: from Latin medic膩re to heal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for medicate

medicate
[ m臅d沫-k膩t鈥 ]

v.
To treat by medicine.
To tincture or permeate with a medicinal substance.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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