medicate

verb med·i·cate \ ˈme-də-ˌkāt \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of medicate

medicated; medicating
transitive verb
1 :to treat medicinally
2 :to impregnate with a medicinal substance
  • medicated soap

Examples of medicate in a Sentence

  1. The patient had been heavily medicated.

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Origin and Etymology of medicate

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


MEDICATE Defined for English Language Learners

medicate

verb

Definition of medicate for English Language Learners

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


MEDICATE Defined for Kids

medicate

verb med·i·cate \ ˈme-də-ˌkāt \

Definition of medicate for Students

medicated; medicating
1 :to treat with medicine
  • You should medicate your sore throat.
2 :to add medicinal material to
  • medicated soap

Medical Dictionary

medicate

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

medical Definition of medicate

medicated; medicating
1 :to treat medicinally
2 :to impregnate with a medicinal substance
  • medicated soap


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