Examples of medicate in a Sentence
The patient had been heavily medicated.
Recent Examples of medicate from the Web
There is no law requiring accommodation for medicating on the job or protection from termination.
Violent patients might be medicated and kept under observation pending contact with their family or consulate.
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Origin and Etymology of medicate
Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare to heal, from medicus
First Known Use: circa 1623See Words from the same year
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
1 : to treat with medicine You should medicate your sore throat.
2 : to add medicinal material to medicated soap
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