\ ˈmed How to pronounce med (audio) \

Definition of med

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: medical med school



Definition of med (Entry 2 of 5)

: medication sense 2 usually used in plural took pain meds


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Definition of med (Entry 3 of 5)

1 medicine
2 medieval
3 medium


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Definition of Med (Entry 4 of 5)



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Definition of MEd (Entry 5 of 5)

master of education

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Meanwhile, Ryan Colbert is the straw that stirs the mystery as a devious dandy in the first play before becoming a wide-eyed med-tech nerd in the second. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Park Square shows off Christie’s mastery of mystery in fun fashion," 20 July 2019 Isaiah Richards, Oglala Lakota, is an 18-year-old freshman, pre-med biology major at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, "Native Voters Explain Why the Midterms Matter," 2 Nov. 2018 Hailey, a pre-med biology major, and Sarah, an international studies major, were able to make their IRL dorm pure Instagram goals. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "University of Mississippi Dorm Decor," 23 Aug. 2018 Each state currently has different rules about how med spas can be run. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "“Vampire facials” are massively popular. And — surprise! — potentially dangerous.," 14 Sep. 2018 This kind of set up isn’t uncommon, med spas and salons with nurses or physician's assistants on staff regularly offer fillers on their menu of services. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "An Australian Woman's Botched Facial Fillers May Have Caused Blindness in One Eye," 24 Aug. 2018 May ran her own med spa in Waukesha for six years before partnering with LeFever. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pewaukee salon and med spa brings a new beauty concept to Pewaukee Lake," 21 June 2018 We could be discharged from the Army and go to med school at our own expense. Bill Banks, ajc, "Sandy Springs doctor didn’t let blindness rob him of career," 14 June 2018 From med school student to NFL lineman, Chiefs' Duvernay-Tardif on his two jobs Advertisement Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif switched gears from Canadian medical school student to NFL guard. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "That's Dr. Duvernay-Tardif to you: Chiefs lineman graduates from medical school," 29 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Grant County is home to people who work hazardous jobs, such as cattle farming and timber, and are therefore more likely than urban workers to suffer injuries that require pain meds, Armstrong said., "Oregon pharmacists sold millions of opioid pills, say they felt powerless to say no," 16 Aug. 2019 Opiates or opioids are pain meds and can be prescribed under such brand names as Percocet, Roxicet, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Norco, Zyfrel, Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER, and others. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Liberty-Dayton RMC hopes to stem opioid crisis in Liberty County," 25 June 2019 View this post on Instagram After a really rough week, I have been put on a liquid diet, and given meds for my severe cramping. Morgan Baila,, "Former Bachelor Star Latest Person To Fall Ill After Visiting The Dominican Republic," 20 June 2019 After that, the meds can treat legitimate needs, feed addictions or get sold on the black market., "Oregon pharmacists sold millions of opioid pills, say they felt powerless to say no," 16 Aug. 2019 This puffiness associated with allergies can be treated fairly easily with over-the-counter antihistamine meds, as well as nightly cold compresses to reduce swelling. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "8 Reasons Your Eyes Look Tired That Have Nothing to Do With Sleep—and What You Can Do," 11 Sep. 2018 Dispose of meds properly Nothing good comes of having a medicine cabinet filled with medications that are no longer necessary. San Diego Union-Tribune, "5 tips for helping family caregivers manage medications," 18 July 2019 My sister controls Mom's finances and meds, gives Mom a weekly allowance. The Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax Live: 'The cat is your guardian angel'," 25 Jan. 2019 What's Next in Anxiety Treatment Beyond therapy couches and daily meds, these inventive methods are breaking new ground. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "Feeling Anxious? So Is Everyone Else. This Guide Will Help.," 8 July 2019

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circa 1933, in the meaning defined above


1931, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈmed How to pronounce med (audio) \

Medical Definition of med

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: medical med school med students



Medical Definition of med (Entry 2 of 2)

: medication sense 2 usually used in plural giving out bedtime meds— Susanna Kaysen

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