medicinal

adjective me·dic·i·nal \ mə-ˈdis-nəl , -ˈdi-sᵊn-əl ; in Shakespeare & Milton ˌme-di-ˈsī-nᵊl , & ˈmed-sə-nəl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of medicinal

1 :tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain

medicinal

noun

medicinally

adverb

Examples of medicinal in a Sentence

  1. This drug is to be used only for medicinal purposes.

  2. even in Roman times the hot mineral springs of Bath, England, were believed to possess medicinal properties

Recent Examples of medicinal from the Web

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First Known Use of medicinal

14th century


MEDICINAL Defined for English Language Learners

medicinal

adjective

Definition of medicinal for English Language Learners

  • : used to prevent or cure disease or to relieve pain


MEDICINAL Defined for Kids

medicinal

adjective me·dic·i·nal \ mə-ˈdi-sᵊn-əl \

Definition of medicinal for Students

:used or likely to prevent, cure, or relieve disease
  • medicinal ingredients

medicinally

adverb
  • The plant is used medicinally.

Medical Dictionary

1

medicinal

adjective me·dic·i·nal \ mə-ˈdis-nəl, -ᵊn-əl \

medical Definition of medicinal

:of, relating to, or being medicine :tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain

medicinally

play \\ adverb

2

medicinal

noun

medical Definition of medicinal

:a medicinal substance :medicine


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