Definitions for medicineˈmɛd ə sɪn; esp. Brit. ˈmɛd sən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
med•i•cineˈmɛd ə sɪn; esp. Brit. ˈmɛd sən(n.; v.)-cined, -cin•ing.
(n.)any substance used in treating disease or illness.
the art, science, or profession of preserving health and of curing or alleviating disease.
the art or science of treating disease by nonsurgical means. the branch of the medical profession concerned with this.
(among North American Indians) any object or practice regarded as having magical powers.
(v.t.)to administer medicine to.
Idioms for medicine:
take one's medicine, to submit bravely or resignedly to punishment, esp. when deserved.
Origin of medicine:
1175–1225; ME < L medicīna (ars) healing (art), fem. of medicīnus of a physician. See medical , -ine1
medicine, medical specialty(noun)
the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(noun)
(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
medicine, practice of medicine(noun)
the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
"he studied medicine at Harvard"
punishment for one's actions
"you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"
treat medicinally, treat with medicine
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
medicine(noun)ˈmɛd ə sɪn; esp. Brit. ˈmɛd sən
a substance that you take to cure an illness
How often should I take the medicine?
medicineˈmɛd ə sɪn; esp. Brit. ˈmɛd sən
the study or science of treating or preventing illness or injury
She's studying medicine.
A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
A treatment or cure.
The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.
The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine.
Ritual Native American magic used (notably by a medicine man) to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, warfare etc.
black magic, superstition.
the science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease
any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a remedy; physic
a philter or love potion
to give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'medicine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3555
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'medicine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3364
Rank popularity for the word 'medicine' in Nouns Frequency: #1275
Translations for medicine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a substance, especially a liquid for swallowing, that is used to treat or keep away disease or illness
a dose of medicine.
- medisyne, medikasieAfrikaans
- remédioPortuguese (BR)
- die MedizinGerman
- (læknis)lyf, meðalIcelandic
- medicina, farmacoItalian
- medikaments, zālesLatvian
- medisin, legemiddelNorwegian
- лекарство, медикаментRussian
- 藥(尤指藥水)Chinese (Trad.)
- ліки; медикаментUkrainian
- 内服药（剂）Chinese (Simp.)
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