What does Medicine mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. medicine

    Medicine generally refers to the branch of science and practice that involves diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases, injuries, and other health conditions in humans or animals. It includes various fields such as pharmacology, surgery, pediatrics, cardiology, and more. Medicine aims to restore, maintain, or improve the health and well-being of individuals or populations through the use of drugs, therapies, surgical procedures, and preventive measures. It encompasses the knowledge, skills, and techniques employed by healthcare professionals to alleviate suffering, promote healing, and enhance the overall quality of life.

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. Max Richtman:

    Not having a check for a few weeks or a month is devastating, beneficiaries are going to have to decide : Do I pay my rent ? Do I buy food ? Do I buy my medicine ?

  2. Zeid Ra'Ad Al Hussein:

    The deliberate starvation of people is unequivocally forbidden as a weapon of warfare. By extension, so are sieges, which deprive civilians of essential goods such as food. And yet over 450,000 people are currently trapped in besieged towns and villages in Syria -- and have been, in some cases, for years, food, medicine and other desperately-needed humanitarian aid is repeatedly obstructed. Thousands of people may have starved to death.

  3. Jonathan Isaac:

    I am not anti-vax. I’m not anti-medicine. I’m not anti-science. I didn’t come to my current vaccination status by studying Black history or watching Donald Trump press conferences. I have nothing but the utmost respect for every healthcare worker and person in Orlando and all across the world that have worked tirelessly to keep us safe. My mom has worked in healthcare for a really long time. I thank God, I’m grateful that I live in a society where vaccines are possible and we can protect ourselves and have the means to protect ourselves in the first place, but with that being said, it is my belief that the vaccine status of every person should be their own choice and completely up to them without bullying, without being pressured or without being forced into doing so. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m uncomfortable with taking the vaccine at this time. I think that we’re all different. We all come from different places. We’ve all had different experiences and hold dear to different beliefs. And what it is that you do with your body when it comes to putting medicine in there should be your choice, free of the ridicule and the opinion of others.

  4. Rick Scott:

    I have a real concern about what’s going on in Cuba. We have the biggest, peaceful protests in decades. They are tired of not having food. Medicine. Water. And they are in the street. The Castro regime is cracking down, i’m disappointed in the Biden Administration. They have an opportunity to support the people of Cuba.

  5. Jussi Taipale at Cambridge:

    This is clearly going to be a major tool for use in medicine.

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