[ med-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪ kəl /
of or relating to the science or practice of medicine: medical history; medical treatment.
curative; medicinal; therapeutic: medical properties.
pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means.
pertaining to or giving evidence of the state of one's health: a medical discharge from the army; a medical examination.
something done or received in regard to the state of one's health, as a medical examination.
Origin of medical
med·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·med·i·cal, adjectivean·ti·med·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·med·i·cal, adjective
non·med·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·med·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·med·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-med·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-med·i·cal·ly, adverbun·med·i·cal, adjectiveun·med·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for nonmedical
Students with a history of drug and alcohol use are also more likely to take stimulants for nonmedical reasons.
We needed a nonmedical outsider to take a look, to tell us what we were missing.The Dark Door|Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for nonmedical (1 of 2)
/ (nɒnˈmɛdɪkəl) /
not of, relating to, or using medical theory or practice
British Dictionary definitions for nonmedical (2 of 2)
/ (ˈmɛdɪkəl) /
of or relating to the science of medicine or to the treatment of patients by drugs, etc, as opposed to surgery
a less common word for medicinal
informal a medical examination
Derived Formsmedically, adverb
Word Origin for medical
C17: from Medieval Latin medicālis, from Latin medicus physician, surgeon, from medērī to heal
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Medicine definitions for nonmedical
[ mĕd′ĭ-kəl ]
Of, relating to, or characterizing the study or practice of medicine.
Requiring treatment by medicine.
A thorough physical examination.
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