verb (used with object), med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing.
Origin of medicate
Examples from the Web for medicated
Is violence an illness to be contained and medicated much like Tuberculosis?Using Strategies Reserved for Disease Outbreak, Activists Try to “Cure” Urban Violence|Sarah Kunst|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Babies and toddlers who do not “behave” are medicated and sedated with drugs such as Phenobarbital, a common antiseizure drug.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All|Dr. Jane Aronson|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Bob Gingrich was furious and demanded that she be medicated again.Newt Gingrich’s Bipolar Mother Kit Gingrich and His Difficult Childhood|Gail Sheehy|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I am thankful for Adderall, Ritalin, Focalin et al, because a medicated child is a happy child.
This medicated milk should be fed to the calf in the usual quantity.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
This is the story which a dear old lady, my very good friend, spoke of as "a medicated novel," and quite properly refused to read.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
They had also had recourse to the waters of Blousson and to medicated baths.
No applications or medicated washings of any kind should be allowed.Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects|Henry Newell Guernsey
It therefore means “spiced or medicated drink,” and is not etymologically connected with “mead.”
British Dictionary definitions for medicated (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for medicated (2 of 2)
Word Origin for medicate
Word Origin and History for medicated
"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.).