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Definition of med

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: medical med school



Definition of med (Entry 2 of 5)

: medication sense 2 usually used in plural took pain meds


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Definition of med (Entry 3 of 5)

1 medicine
2 medieval
3 medium


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Definition of MEd (Entry 5 of 5)

master of education

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Meanwhile, Ryan Colbert is the straw that stirs the mystery as a devious dandy in the first play before becoming a wide-eyed med-tech nerd in the second. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Park Square shows off Christie’s mastery of mystery in fun fashion," 20 July 2019 Isaiah Richards, Oglala Lakota, is an 18-year-old freshman, pre-med biology major at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, "Native Voters Explain Why the Midterms Matter," 2 Nov. 2018 Hailey, a pre-med biology major, and Sarah, an international studies major, were able to make their IRL dorm pure Instagram goals. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "University of Mississippi Dorm Decor," 23 Aug. 2018 Each state currently has different rules about how med spas can be run. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "“Vampire facials” are massively popular. And — surprise! — potentially dangerous.," 14 Sep. 2018 This kind of set up isn’t uncommon, med spas and salons with nurses or physician's assistants on staff regularly offer fillers on their menu of services. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "An Australian Woman's Botched Facial Fillers May Have Caused Blindness in One Eye," 24 Aug. 2018 May ran her own med spa in Waukesha for six years before partnering with LeFever. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pewaukee salon and med spa brings a new beauty concept to Pewaukee Lake," 21 June 2018 We could be discharged from the Army and go to med school at our own expense. Bill Banks, ajc, "Sandy Springs doctor didn’t let blindness rob him of career," 14 June 2018 From med school student to NFL lineman, Chiefs' Duvernay-Tardif on his two jobs Advertisement Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif switched gears from Canadian medical school student to NFL guard. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "That's Dr. Duvernay-Tardif to you: Chiefs lineman graduates from medical school," 29 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Dispose of meds properly Nothing good comes of having a medicine cabinet filled with medications that are no longer necessary. San Diego Union-Tribune, "5 tips for helping family caregivers manage medications," 18 July 2019 My sister controls Mom's finances and meds, gives Mom a weekly allowance. The Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax Live: 'The cat is your guardian angel'," 25 Jan. 2019 What's Next in Anxiety Treatment Beyond therapy couches and daily meds, these inventive methods are breaking new ground. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "Feeling Anxious? So Is Everyone Else. This Guide Will Help.," 8 July 2019 Walgreens recently released a heat map showing where customers scrambled for antiviral meds the most. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Texas was one of the sickest states this flu season," 4 May 2018 Hims and Hers offer a range of drugs, from erectile dysfunction and acne meds, to oral herpes drug valacyclovir and low libido medication addyi. Nicholas Thompson, WIRED, "Health Brands Hims and Hers Flout Facebook’s Rules on Drug Ads," 1 July 2019 Never Any!’s standards are stricter: Its chickens are also raised without antibiotics — one potentially helpful way to limit exposure to unneeded meds. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Aldi Never Any! Fresh Whole Chicken," 24 June 2019 Keeping addiction at bay with meds Medical studies show that bupenorphine and other opioid treatment medications can keep people safe from overdose and death. Terry Demio,, "'I will die' without it: Hamilton County Jail offers addicted inmates meds behind bars," 19 June 2019 Brita ended up going off her meds on two more occasions. Ashley Mateo, Glamour, "Women Are Ditching Their Antidepressants at Higher Rates Than Men—The Reasons Are Complicated," 20 June 2019

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circa 1933, in the meaning defined above


1931, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈmed How to pronounce med (audio) \

Medical Definition of med

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: medical med school med students



Medical Definition of med (Entry 2 of 2)

: medication sense 2 usually used in plural giving out bedtime meds— Susanna Kaysen

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to shake or wave menacingly

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