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

This page provides all 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.]

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.

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


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