Simple Definition of medicate
: to treat (a person or disease) with medicine and especially with drugs
Examples of medicate in a sentence
The patient had been heavily medicated.
Origin and Etymology of medicate
Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare to heal, from medicus
First Known Use: circa 1623
MEDICATE Defined for Kids
Definition of medicate for Students
1 : to treat with medicine <You should medicate your sore throat.>
2 : to add medicinal material to <medicated soap>
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