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medicine

noun med·i·cine \ˈme-də-sən, British usually ˈmed-sən\

: a substance that is used in treating disease or relieving pain and that is usually in the form of a pill or a liquid

: the science that deals with preventing, curing, and treating diseases

Full Definition of MEDICINE

1
a :  a substance or preparation used in treating disease
b :  something that affects well-being
2
a :  the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease
b :  the branch of medicine concerned with the nonsurgical treatment of disease
3
:  a substance (as a drug or potion) used to treat something other than disease
4
:  an object held in traditional American Indian belief to give control over natural or magical forces; also :  magical power or a magical rite
medicine transitive verb

Examples of MEDICINE

  1. He forgot to take his medicine.
  2. Did you look in the medicine cabinet for a pain reliever?
  3. Their research has led to many important advances in modern medicine.
  4. She's interested in a career in medicine.

Origin of MEDICINE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin medicina, from feminine of medicinus of a physician, from medicus
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

medicine

noun med·i·cine \ˈmed-ə-sən, British usually ˈmed-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MEDICINE

1
:  a substance or preparation used in treating disease
2
a :  the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease b :  the branch of medicine concerned with the nonsurgical treatment of disease

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