[ muh-dis-uh-nl ]
/ məˈdɪs ə nl /


of, relating to, or having the properties of a medicine; curative; remedial: medicinal properties; medicinal substances.
unpalatable; disagreeable: a medicinal taste.

Origin of medicinal

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word medicīnālis. See medicine, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM medicinal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for medicinal

/ (mɛˈdɪsɪnəl) /


relating to or having therapeutic properties


a medicinal substance

Derived forms of medicinal

medicinally, adverb
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Medical definitions for medicinal

[ mĭ-dĭsə-nəl ]


Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.
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