\ˈmed \

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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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

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 miscarriage medicine over his personal beliefs," 24 June 2018 The therapy sessions, the monthly check-in with my psychiatrist and the meds worked. Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root, "Why I Don’t Regret Taking Medication to Cope With My Depression," 17 May 2018 Note: Money spent on meds purchased using these discount programs doesn’t go toward your insurance deductible. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "Nine tips for paying less for doctor visits, drugs and medical treatments," 19 Mar. 2018 These children tend to be over-medicated with combinations of meds that are really not indicated for children with PTSD, particularly small children. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Lawsuit alleges improper medication of migrant children in federal shelters," 21 June 2018 Under Temple’s guidelines, doctors are discouraged from dispensing opioids to patients with acute or chronic dental or back pain, migraines, or chronic abdominal pain, and won’t prescribe opioids to patients who run out of pain meds. Aubrey Whelan,, "How the opioid crisis is changing how Philadelphia emergency room doctors care for patients," 29 May 2018 In terms of routine, most people are taking their allergy meds once a day in the morning, but 25 percent are taking a medication during the morning and evening. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "The allergy poll results are in — here’s how Washingtonians beat the pollen," 3 May 2018 Insulin, interferon and most antibiotics are common examples of meds that require refrigeration. Paul Sisson,, "Emergency medication management tips," 8 July 2018 On Again, Off Again Chris Froome Drama: The Froome situation with the adverse analytical finding (the charge was abuse of asthma meds) reveals how broken the anti-doping systems are. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Lance Armstrong Takes on the Tour de France," 6 July 2018

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circa 1933, in the meaning defined above


1931, in the meaning defined above

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\ˈmed \

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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obstinately defiant of authority

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