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medicate

verb med·i·cate \ˈme-də-ˌkāt\

: to treat (a person or disease) with medicine and especially with drugs

med·i·cat·edmed·i·cat·ing

Full Definition of MEDICATE

transitive verb
1
:  to treat medicinally
2
:  to impregnate with a medicinal substance <medicated soap>

Examples of MEDICATE

  1. The patient had been heavily medicated.

Origin of MEDICATE

Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare to heal, from medicus
First Known Use: circa 1623

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medicate

transitive verb med·i·cate \ˈmed-ə-ˌkāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
med·i·cat·edmed·i·cat·ing

Medical Definition of MEDICATE

1
:  to treat medicinally
2
:  to impregnate with a medicinal substance <medicated soap>

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