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: medical
med school


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: medication sense 2
usually used in plural
took pain meds


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master of education

Example Sentences

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McKillip is on a pre-med track and hopes to someday work with women and children, providing them with necessary health care and comfort during times of need. Chloe Mcgowan, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Aug. 2022 That benchmark was the three-part test that US med school graduates have to pass to be licensed to practice medicine. Jen Christensen, CNN, 2 Feb. 2023 Her daughter is now in med school, but she’s put in a lot of work to get there, Swann said. Ramsey Archibald |, al, 8 Mar. 2022 A few years ago, his wife, a white woman who works as a dental hygienist, was making conversation with patients, proudly bragging about her husband applying for med school. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Jan. 2023 She was headed to her flight to go to med school, actually. Manasa Vedula, Glamour, 17 Nov. 2022 Later, a Philly friend, a med student, introduced him to marijuana. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 26 Dec. 2022 After changing his initial business major, Finlayson graduated from Morehouse College as a pre-med student in 1948. Talis Shelbourne, Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2022 Seattle NHL fan and pre-med student Nadia Popovici used her cellphone during a hockey game to alert Canucks assistant equipment manager Brian Hamilton about a concerning mole on the back of his neck. Arkansas Online, 21 Nov. 2022
Dandruff and fungus, for example, are common, manageable conditions that could be solved with the right shampoo or an OTC med. Women's Health, 27 Jan. 2023 Located on the outer side of your butt, the glute med is part of a group of muscles called hip abductors, which are responsible for moving your legs to the side and away from your body, as SELF previously reported. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 4 Jan. 2022 In the end, despite the uncertainty, both Erwin and Kornberg-Wall opted to continue breastfeeding while taking their meds. Teresa Carr, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2020 Back-to-back 15-hour days without my meds pushed me to the limit. Bryan Box, The New Republic, 30 Jan. 2020 First-aid kits Your first aid kit should include a fresh supply of insect repellent, bandages and ointments. Check expiration dates on any prescription and over-the-counter meds. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, 25 May 2020 She was sent home to self-quarantine and was also given strong meds to help. Angel Franco, Dallas News, 10 May 2020 Some of the most common culprits are meds that treat anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, pain and muscle tension. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 5 May 2020 Each carried a gift T-shirt, preprinted home care instructions, and prescriptions for antibiotics and pain meds. Peter S. Ungar, Scientific American, 8 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1933, in the meaning defined above


1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of med was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Med.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
: medical
med school
med students


2 of 2 noun
: medication sense 2
usually used in plural
giving out bedtime medsSusanna Kaysen
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