Definition of medicine
- cough medicine
- he's bad medicine
- —Zane Grey
- She's interested in a career in medicine.
He forgot to take his medicine.
Did you look in the medicine cabinet for a pain reliever?
Their research has led to many important advances in modern medicine.
She's interested in a career in medicine.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: a substance that is used in treating disease or relieving pain and that is usually in the form of a pill or a liquid
: the science that deals with preventing, curing, and treating diseases
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