medicate

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verb med·i·cate \ˈme-də-ˌkāt\

Definition of medicate

medicated

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medicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat medicinally

  3. 2 :  to impregnate with a medicinal substance medicated soap

Examples of medicate in a sentence

  1. The patient had been heavily medicated.

Origin and Etymology of medicate

Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare to heal, from medicus


First Known Use: circa 1623


MEDICATE Defined for English Language Learners

medicate

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verb med·i·cate \ˈme-də-ˌkāt\

Definition of medicate for English Language Learners

  • : to treat (a person or disease) with medicine and especially with drugs


MEDICATE Defined for Kids

medicate

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verb med·i·cate \ˈme-də-ˌkāt\

Definition of medicate for Students

medicated

;

medicating

  1. 1 :  to treat with medicine You should medicate your sore throat.

  2. 2 :  to add medicinal material to medicated soap


Medical Dictionary

medicate

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transitive verb med·i·cate \ˈmed-ə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of medicate

medicated

;

medicating

  1. 1:  to treat medicinally

  2. 2:  to impregnate with a medicinal substance medicated soap



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