\ 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

Examples of med in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 The department is on track to place two additional med units and a new ladder truck into service before the end of the year. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Gwinnett appoints veteran firefighter as new fire chief," 26 Apr. 2018 Kayla Little, 20, a communications major on the pre-med track at the University of Maryland at College Park, said more than half of her classes require access codes that cost as much as $180. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, "Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change," 14 Apr. 2018 A year of AP Biology and considering going pre-med anchored my mind in science. Sarah Betancourt, Longreads, "The Religion No One Talks About: My Search For Answers in an Old Caribbean Faith," 30 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Traditional anxiety management tools were part of that—working with a mental health professional, meds, things like that. Lauren Emily, SELF, "How Circus Training Helps Me Deal With My Anxiety Disorder," 15 Jan. 2019 Why do Roseanne and Dan joke about having to swap prescription meds to get by? Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "After three episodes, 'Roseanne' doesn't have anything new to say about Trump's America," 4 Apr. 2018 No pain meds, of course, but almost everything else. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "It’s Time to Fire Your Doctor," 10 Feb. 2019 Have the right meds on hand. Hosting a child with an allergy? Jessica Migala, Woman's Day, "How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Food Allergies," 19 Nov. 2018 My mother basically had to scream at the doctors to give me the proper pain meds. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "raceAhead: Serena Williams Almost Died In Childbirth," 11 Jan. 2018 When spring arrives, many of us humans are reaching for the tissues and allergy meds. Stacy Chandler, USA TODAY, "Like people, dogs can struggle with seasonal allergies," 7 Apr. 2018 The woman went to Walgreens in Peoria, roughly 13 miles northwest of Phoenix, to pick up her prescription, but said the pharmacist refused to give her the meds. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Walgreens pharmacist allegedly denies Arizona woman prescription to preempt miscarriage over his personal beliefs," 25 June 2018 Most frequent fliers were pill poppers, opiate addicts looking to get more pain meds. Wesley Snipes, The Root, "Talon of God," 27 May 2018

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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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