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medicine

[ med-uh-sin or, especially British, med-suhn ]
/ 藞m蓻d 蓹 s瑟n or, especially British, 藞m蓻d s蓹n /
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noun
any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy.
the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition, as by means of drugs, surgical operations or appliances, or manipulations: often divided into medicine proper, surgery, and obstetrics.
the art or science of treating disease with drugs or curative substances, as distinguished from surgery and obstetrics.
the medical profession.
(among North American Indians) any object or practice regarded as having magical powers.
verb (used with object), med路i路cined, med路i路cin路ing.
to administer medicine to.
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Idioms about medicine

    give someone a dose / taste of his / her own medicine, to repay or punish a person for an injury by use of the offender's own methods.
    take one's medicine, to undergo or accept punishment, especially deserved punishment: He took his medicine like a man.

Origin of medicine

1175鈥1225; Middle English medicin<Latin medic墨na (ars) healing (art), feminine of medic墨nus pertaining to a physician. See medical, -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM medicine

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British Dictionary definitions for medicine

medicine
/ (藞m蓻d瑟s瑟n, 藞m蓻ds瑟n) /

noun

Word Origin for medicine

C13: via Old French from Latin medic墨na (ars) (art of) healing, from medicus doctor, from med膿r墨 to heal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for medicine

medicine
[ m臅d沫-s沫n ]

n.
The science of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and other damage to the body or mind.
The branch of this science encompassing treatment by drugs, diet, exercise, and other nonsurgical means.
The practice of medicine.
An agent, such as a drug, used to treat disease or injury.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for medicine

medicine
[ m臅d沫-s沫n ]

The scientific study or practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases or disorders of the body or mind of a person or animal.
An agent, such as a drug, used to treat disease or injury.
The American Heritage庐 Science Dictionary Copyright 漏 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with medicine

medicine

see dose of one's own medicine; take one's medicine.

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