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medicinal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of medicinal

  1. 1 tending to cure disease or restore health <even in Roman times the hot mineral springs of Bath, England, were believed to possess medicinal properties> Synonyms curative, healing, officinal, remedial, restorative, therapeutic Related Words healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutary, sanative, wholesome; alleviative, corrective, tonic Near Antonyms insalubrious, noisome, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; deleterious, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, toxic; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, detrimental, harmful, hurtful, ill; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitary

  2. 2 beneficial to the health of body or mind <if gin and tonic is the medicinal potion that he claims, then he's done a lot of self-medication of late> Synonyms good, healthy, healthful, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, tonic, wholesomeRelated Words alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxicNear Antonyms damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitaryAntonyms insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome




medicinal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of medicinal

  1. a substance or preparation used to treat disease <the discovery that the plant is a potent medicinal once it has been refined> Synonyms cure, drug, medicament, medication, medicine, pharmaceutical, physic, remedy, specificRelated Words cure-all, nostrum, panacea; botanical, patent medicine, prescription, prescription drug; cordial, potion, tonic; miracle drug, wonder drug; cap, capsule, pill, tablet; injection, shot; embrocation, liniment, lotion, ointment, potion, poultice, salve; syrup (also sirup), tincture; antibiotic, antiseptic, serum; cathartic, purgative





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