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self–medicate

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verb self–med·i·cate \-ˈmed-ə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of self–medicate

self–med·i·cat·edself–med·i·cat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to treat by self-medication <the patient had attempted to self–medicate depression>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to treat oneself by self-medication <patients with dental pain often self–medicate with analgesics>




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