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medicinal

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adjective me·dic·i·nal \mə-ˈdis-nəl, -ˈdi-sən-əl; in Shak & Milton ˌme-di-ˈsī-nəl & ˈmed-sə-nəl\

Simple Definition of medicinal

  • : used to prevent or cure disease or to relieve pain

Full Definition of medicinal

  1. 1 :  tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain

  2. 2 :  salutary

medicinal noun
me·dic·i·nal·ly adverb

Examples of medicinal

  1. This drug is to be used only for medicinal purposes.

  2. <even in Roman times the hot mineral springs of Bath, England, were believed to possess medicinal properties>



14th Century

First Known Use of medicinal

14th century


MEDICINAL Defined for Kids

medicinal

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adjective me·dic·i·nal \mə-ˈdi-sən-əl\

Definition of medicinal

  1. :  used or likely to prevent, cure, or relieve disease <medicinal ingredients>

me·dic·i·nal·ly adverb <The plant is used medicinally.>




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