Origin of medicate
Related Wordsdesensitize, sedate, anesthetize, benumb, hit, numb, relax, dope, poison, dose, treat, narcotize, stupefy, deaden, blunt, fix, opiate, physic
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
April 11, 2014
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
Bob Gingrich was furious and demanded that she be medicated again.Newt Gingrich’s Bipolar Mother Kit Gingrich and His Difficult Childhood
December 22, 2011
I am thankful for Adderall, Ritalin, Focalin et al, because a medicated child is a happy child.What I'm Thankful For
November 26, 2008
The patient's common drink might also be medicated in the same way.
They were directed to be continued, together with the medicated water.
Bring in the medicated coffee for one, and rahat lakoum for two!
It is the sword that must be medicated, that the wounds made by it may be healed.A Christian Directory
Medicated soaps do not appear to offer any advantages in this respect.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
- (of a patient) having been treated with a medicine or drug
- (of a bandage, shampoo, etc) containing medication
- 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)
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.).
- To treat by medicine.
- To tincture or permeate with a medicinal substance.