Examples of medicate in a Sentence
The patient had been heavily medicated.
Recent Examples of medicate from the Web
Grieving deeply, Kate Spade's older sister told The Star on Tuesday that her famous designer sister suffered debilitating mental illness for the last three or four years and was self-medicating with alcohol.
According to his lawyer, Price had been experiencing delusions and had turned to drinking as a form of self-medicating.
The judge said Burke was self-medicating for depression and talked online of suicide and wanting to kill his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.
Rather than medicate her and tell her to calm down, the doctor put on some music and watched as the girl began to dance.
Experts urge parents to consult a physician before medicating with melatonin—or any other supplement, even though parents might not always think to do so.
The prevailing response to medicalizing is to medicate, and rates of long-term use of psychopharmaceuticals in the U.S. are startlingly high.
Enough doses of opiates were prescribed in South Dakota in 2015 to medicate every single South Dakotan adult 24 hours a day for 19 days straight according to the South Dakota Opioid Strategic Abuse Plan.
The number of young, adult women medicated for ADHD has skyrocketed over the last decade – jumping by 344%, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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MEDICATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of medicate for English Language Learners
: to treat (a person or disease) with medicine and especially with drugs
MEDICATE Defined for Kids
Definition of medicate for Students
- You should medicate your sore throat.
- medicated soap
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