medicinal

[ muh-dis-uh-nl ]
/ məˈdɪs ə nl /

adjective

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

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Origin of medicinal

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

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British Dictionary definitions for medicinally

medicinal
/ (mɛˈdɪsɪnəl) /

adjective

relating to or having therapeutic properties

noun

a medicinal substance

Derived forms of medicinal

medicinally, adverb
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Medical definitions for medicinally

medicinal
[ mĭ-dĭsə-nəl ]

adj.

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