medication

[ med-i-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the use or application of medicine.
a medicinal substance; medicament.

Origin of medication

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin medicātiōn- (stem of medicātiō). See medicate, -ion

Related forms

an·ti·med·i·ca·tion, adjectivehy·per·med·i·ca·tion, nouno·ver·med·i·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for medication

medication

/ (ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

treatment with drugs or remedies
a drug or remedy
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Medicine definitions for medication

medication

[ mĕd′ĭ-kāshən ]

n.

A medicine; a medicament.
The act or process of treating with medicine.
Administration of medicine.
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