non·​med·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce nonmedical (audio)
: not involving, relating to, used in, or concerned with medical care or the field of medicine : not medical
nonmedical hospital personnel
a nonmedical term
nonmedical use of marijuana

Examples of nonmedical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Health officials in New York City, where three people fell ill after receiving injections from nonmedical providers, warned against getting Botox from beauticians or aestheticians. Dani Blum, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2024 Researchers at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University found that nonmedical cannabis use—regardless of how or how often it was consumed—lowered a person’s odds of subjective cognitive decline (SCD) by 96%. Lindsey Leake, Fortune Well, 19 Apr. 2024 There's a considerable range from nonmedical grade socks, which provide mild (8–15 mmHg) or moderate (15–20 mmHg) compression, to medical grade compression socks of 20–30 mmHg and 30–40 mmHg. Nsisong Bassey, Verywell Health, 15 Mar. 2024 There is little to no credible evidence about their effectiveness in nonmedical uses. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2024 For a study released in 2019, a team of researchers based at Newcastle University and the University of Pittsburgh simulated thousands of measles outbreaks at schools in Texas, the most populous state to allow nonmedical exemptions from routine vaccine requirements. Daniel Engber, The Atlantic, 22 Feb. 2024 In 2019, the state eliminated religious and other nonmedical exemptions to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren, following a series of major measles outbreaks that sickened more than 1,100 people. Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 18 Jan. 2024 Still, Anna Lembke, a researcher at Stanford University, is concerned about legalizing the use of psychedelics and putting psychedelic therapy in the hands of nonmedical professionals. Anabel Sosa, Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2024 In recent years, New York and California have passed laws clamping down on nonmedical exemptions after outbreaks of measles. Stephen Stock, Leigh Ann Winick, CBS News, 23 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmedical was in 1834

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“Nonmedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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