Definition of medicinal
1 : tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain
2 : salutary
Examples of medicinal in a Sentence
This drug is to be used only for medicinal purposes.
even in Roman times the hot mineral springs of Bath, England, were believed to possess medicinal properties
Recent Examples of medicinal from the Web
In Canada, marijuana for medicinal purposes is already legal in every province and the country’s lawmakers are on the verge of doing the same thing for recreation use, effective July 2018.
India has its own concerns, including over regulatory barriers faced by its producers of generic medicinal drugs.
Humans have used marijuana, or Cannabis sativa, for thousands of years, for religious purposes, medicinal remedies or simply getting high.
The flowers are usually trimmed when they're being grown for medicinal or herb usage.
Other final touches, like a walkway from Broadway to increase accessibility and a medicinal plant garden, are in the works.
June 17 at 9 a.m., Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190 East, Mandeville Donna Caire leads a walk through Northlake Nature Center's trails, pointing out plants with medicinal properties.
Is the herbal tisane that Rachel is constantly brewing for Philip truly medicinal in nature?
Hof, based in Amsterdam, now travels the world spreading the word, peddling medicinal claims at seminars and guided cold-weather excursions.
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First Known Use of medicinal
MEDICINAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of medicinal for English Language Learners
: used to prevent or cure disease or to relieve pain
MEDICINAL Defined for Kids
Definition of medicinal for Students
: used or likely to prevent, cure, or relieve disease medicinal ingredients
medicinallyadverb The plant is used medicinally.
Medical Definition of medicinal
: a medicinal substance : medicine
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