Definition of prescription
- prescriptions for economic recovery
The drug is only sold with a prescription.
I have to pick up my prescription.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a written message from a doctor that officially tells someone to use a medicine, therapy, etc.
: a medicine or drug that a doctor officially tells someone to use
: something that is suggested as a way to do something or to make something happen
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