Origin of medicate
Examples from the Web for unmedicated
It is less romantic, but I prefer to be given an unmedicated rose.Guy Livingstone;
George A. Lawrence
Instead, he gave her unmedicated sugar pills and as courteous attention as he could pull together.The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
Wines, unmedicated and medicated, whisky and brandy are also among the articles dropped.
- to cover or impregnate (a wound, etc) with an ointment, cream, etc
- to treat (a patient) with a medicine
- to add a medication to (a bandage, shampoo, etc)
Word Origin and History for unmedicated
"to treat medicinally," 1620s, a back-formation from medication, or else from Late Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare. Related: Medicated; medicating. The earlier verb in English was simply medicin (late 14c.).
- To treat by medicine.
- To tincture or permeate with a medicinal substance.