- 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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- relating to or having therapeutic properties
- a medicinal substance
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late 14c., from Old French medicinal and directly from Latin medicinalis "pertaining to medicine," from medicina (see medicine). Related: Medicinally.
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- Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.
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