What does Medicine mean?

Definitions for Medicine
ˈmɛd ə sɪn; esp. Brit. ˈmɛd sənmedicine

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. medicine, medical specialtynoun

    the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

  2. medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drugnoun

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

  3. medicine, practice of medicinenoun

    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, medicineverb

    punishment for one's actions

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

  5. medicate, medicineverb

    treat medicinally, treat with medicine

Wiktionary

  1. medicinenoun

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

  2. medicinenoun

    A treatment or cure.

  3. medicinenoun

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

  4. medicinenoun

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

  5. medicinenoun

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

  6. medicinenoun

    black magic, superstition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Medicinenoun

    Physick; any remedy administered by a physician.

    Etymology: medicine, Fr. medicina, Latin.

    O, my dear father! restauration, hang
    Thy medicine on my lips; and let this kiss
    Repair those violent harms. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Let’s make us medicines of our great revenge,
    To cure this deadly grief. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    A merry heart doth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Prov. xvii. 22.

    I wish to die, yet dare not death endure;
    Detest the med’cine, yet desire the cure. Dryden.

  2. To Medicineverb

    To operate as physick. Not used.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Not all the drowsy syrups of the world,
    Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
    Which thou owedst yesterday. William Shakespeare.

Wikipedia

  1. Medicine

    Medicine is the science and practice of caring for a patient, managing the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, treatment, palliation of their injury or disease, and promoting their health. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.Medicine has been practiced since prehistoric times, and for most of this time it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge), frequently having connections to the religious and philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism. In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science). For example, while stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science. Prescientific forms of medicine, now known as traditional medicine or folk medicine, remain commonly used in the absence of scientific medicine, and are thus called alternative medicine. Alternative treatments outside of scientific medicine with safety and efficacy concerns are termed quackery.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medicinenoun

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

  2. Medicinenoun

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

  3. Medicinenoun

    a philter or love potion

  4. Medicinenoun

    a physician

  5. Medicineverb

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

  6. Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of Medicine in a Sentence

  1. Adolf Hitler:

    Experience coupled with reading is strong medicine for the mind

  2. Zeid Ra'Ad Al Hussein:

    Food, medicine and other desperately-needed humanitarian aid is repeatedly obstructed. Thousands of people may have starved to death.

  3. Andreas Winkler:

    Ancient travelers to Egypt were amazed at the fact that there were doctors specializing in particular areas of medicine and their knowledge was praised, as the pregnancy test shows, it is clear that certain techniques found their ways beyond the shores of the Nile.

  4. Said Trump:

    In some cases, medicine that costs a few dollars in a foreign country costs hundreds of dollars in America for the same pill, with the same ingredients, in the same package, made in the same plant, that is unacceptable.

  5. Vas Narasimhan:

    With respect to pricing in cell and gene therapies, I think what's often lost in the discussion is the remarkable impact of these medicines, these are true breakthroughs that come from a single infusion of a medicine that don't require lifelong therapy.

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