- of, relating to, or having the properties of a medicine; curative; remedial: medicinal properties; medicinal substances.
- unpalatable; disagreeable: a medicinal taste.
Origin of medicinal
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Examples from the Web for medicinally
The beans are used ornamentally and medicinally: Abrus precatorius.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
Medicinally they are too inconsiderable, in this proportion, to produce any effect.The Great American Fraud
Samuel Hopkins Adams
The Indians use it medicinally and in the curing of animal skins.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
Medicinally it is employed as a corrective, in dysentery and in coughs.
If taken secretly or medicinally, the Court did not take cognizance of it.The Beginners of a Nation
- relating to or having therapeutic properties
- a medicinal substance
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Word Origin and History for medicinally
late 14c., from Old French medicinal and directly from Latin medicinalis "pertaining to medicine," from medicina (see medicine). Related: Medicinally.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.
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