medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion | \ˌme-di-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of medication 

1 : the act or process of medicating

2 : a medicinal substance : medicament

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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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Police said several pairs of new shoes with security tags attached were found inside the car, as well as unopened boxes of over-the-counter medication. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Thieves steal merchandise from retailer, cause 3-car collision during police pursuit: Niles police," 9 July 2018 Hyland, who had a kidney transplant in 2012, has been open about her medical history, including experiencing kidney dysplasia and dealing with hair loss as a result of medication. De Elizabeth, Allure, "Sarah Hyland Put Her "Scars on Display" in This Bikini Selfie," 9 July 2018 Beginning July 1, doctors will be prohibited from prescribing more than a 7-day supply of opioid medication for patients in acute pain — pain from broken bones, bad backs, short illnesses and most surgeries, pain that's relatively short term. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "New Michigan law limits amount of opioids doctors can prescribe," 28 June 2018 In one particularly egregious case, a hospice outfit in Texas has been accused by the federal government of giving patients unnecessarily high doses of medication that may have led to some deaths. Reed Abelson, New York Times, "When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company," 22 June 2018 Millions of Americans take some sort of prescription medication each day - and many take two, three or more. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Millions take pills for common health problems. They may be causing depression, study says," 13 June 2018 Musical icons Prince and Michael Jackson both died as the result of the misuse of prescription medication. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Kanye West's most controversial lyrics on 'Ye'," 1 June 2018 If an infectious disease outbreak were to occur, for example, the health director has the authority to direct resources and sign off on the distribution of medication during a public health emergency. Kevin Litten, NOLA.com, "New Orleans starts hurricane season without a health director: why that matters," 1 June 2018 The continuation of medication and counseling is not available and that can result in the individual reoffending. Scott Maxwell, OrlandoSentinel.com, "15 questions for the candidates for Orange County mayor. Where do they stand?," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of medication

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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medication

noun

English Language Learners Definition of medication

: a substance used in treating disease or relieving pain

: the act or process of treating a person or disease with medicine

medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion | \ˌme-də-ˈkā-shən \

Kids Definition of medication

medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion | \ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən \

Medical Definition of medication 

1 : the act or process of medicating

2 : a medicinal substance : medicament

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