medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion | \ ˌme-di-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce medication (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Some oral contraceptive providers report that their customers aren’t receiving their medication on time. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "Moms are getting fewer raises and promotions than dads while working remotely," 28 Aug. 2020 According to the Hickmans, Jasmine had a mental health diagnosis of some sort but was not taking her medication. Melissa Chadburn, The New York Review of Books, "‘Hansel and Gretel’ in LA County," 27 Aug. 2020 And recently, her crucial medication hasn’t been showing up on time. Sara Harrison, Wired, "A Postal Slowdown Is Scary for Those Who Get Meds By Mail," 24 Aug. 2020 Americans have reportedly been largely impacted already — not receiving their medication on time, not being able to send rent checks, and more. Elly Belle, refinery29.com, "The Postmaster General Plans To Suspend Critical USPS Changes Until After The 2020 Election," 18 Aug. 2020 Another, who was diabetic, kept asking for her medication, to no avail. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "“We Were Locked Up in One Country and Released Into Another”: Horror and Hope as Protests in Belarus Continue," 18 Aug. 2020 Though shorter and less frequent, clinic staff are still meeting patients in person for the brief check-ins required to pick up their medication. Dallas News, "‘I am alone’: Opioid relapses on the rise as COVID-19 interrupts drug addiction recovery in Dallas," 13 Aug. 2020 Then went through my handbag and took a photo of my prescribed medication and legal CBD and sent it to Sandy. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Below Deck Med’s Hannah Ferrier Speaks Out After Being Accused of Having Drugs On-Board," 11 Aug. 2020 Amelia Patterson, who has leukemia, left her Northeast Halsey Street home without her medication, according to Gresham police. oregonlive, "13-year-old Gresham girl with leukemia remains missing alongside runaway teen, police say," 11 Aug. 2020

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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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10 Sep 2020

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“Medication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medication. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for medication

medication

noun
How to pronounce medication (audio)

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 How to pronounce medication (audio) \

Kids Definition of medication

medication

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

Medical Definition of medication

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

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