medication

noun med·i·ca·tion \ ˌme-də-ˈkā-shən \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of medication

1 : the act or process of medicating
2 : a medicinal substance : medicament

Examples of medication in a Sentence

  1. The company has developed a new allergy medication.

  2. He stopped taking his medications.

  3. Her illness has not responded to medication.

Recent Examples of medication from the Web

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First Known Use of medication

15th century



MEDICATION Defined for English Language Learners

medication

noun

Definition of medication for English Language Learners

  • : a substance used in treating disease or relieving pain

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


MEDICATION Defined for Kids

medication

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

Definition of medication for Students

: medicine 1

Medical Dictionary

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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