medication

noun

med·​i·​ca·​tion ˌme-di-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce medication (audio)
1
: the act or process of medicating
2
: a medicinal substance : medicament

Examples of medication in a Sentence

The company has developed a new allergy medication. He stopped taking his medications. Her illness has not responded to medication.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of medication was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Medication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medication. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce medication (audio)

Medical Definition

medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce medication (audio)
1
: the act or process of medicating
2
: a medicinal substance : medicament

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