What does medicine mean?

Definitions for medicineˈmɛd ə sɪn; esp. Brit. ˈmɛd sən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word medicine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. medicine, medical specialty(noun)

    the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

  2. medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(noun)

    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

  3. 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"

  4. music, medicine(verb)

    punishment for one's actions

    "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"

  5. medicate, medicine(verb)

    treat medicinally, treat with medicine

Wiktionary

  1. medicine(Noun)

    A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.

  2. medicine(Noun)

    A treatment or cure.

  3. medicine(Noun)

    The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.

  4. medicine(Noun)

    The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine.

  5. medicine(Noun)

    Ritual Native American magic used (notably by a medicine man) to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, warfare etc.

  6. medicine(Noun)

    black magic, superstition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medicine(noun)

    the science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease

  2. Medicine(noun)

    any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a remedy; physic

  3. Medicine(noun)

    a philter or love potion

  4. Medicine(noun)

    a physician

  5. Medicine(verb)

    to give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure

  6. Origin: [L. medicina (sc. ars), fr. medicinus medical, fr. medicus: cf. F. mdecine. See Medical.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Medicine

    med′i-sin, or med′sin, n. anything applied for the cure or lessening of disease or pain, whether simple or compound (made up of more than one ingredient): the science which treats of the prevention or cure of disease: a charm.—v.t. to treat or cure by medicine.—adj. Medic′inal, relating to medicine: fitted to cure or to lessen disease or pain.—adv. Medic′inally.—ns. Med′icine-bag, a Red Indian's receptacle for charms; Med′icine-chest, a chest for keeping medicines in a ship, &c.; Med′icine-man, among savages, a witch-doctor or exorciser.—adjs. Med′ico-chirur′gical, relating to both medicine and surgery; Med′ico-lē′gal, relating to the application of medicine to questions of law. [Fr.,—L. medicinamedicus.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Medicine

    The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'medicine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3555

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'medicine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3364

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'medicine' in Nouns Frequency: #1275

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medicine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medicine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hippocrates:

    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

  2. Brandon A. Trean:

    If you need medicine for your medicine, I would suggest reconsidering that medicine.

  3. J. W. Fulbright:

    In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.

  4. Timothy Nichols:

    This is a single shot of medicine given to patients who are treating themselves two or three times a week, Suddenly, they don't have to take the medicine anymore.

  5. Thomas Szasz:

    Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.

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