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.

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. Kathryn Rexrode:

    The influx of women in medicine and science has changed some of the questions that are asked.

  2. Stephen Leacock:

    The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

  3. Andrew Russo:

    I thought it was a very clever design to do [ the study ] with the medication because all too often we see Western versus Eastern or holistic medicine, and it shouldn't be viewed as such.

  4. Louis Gifford:

    Pain is multidimensional, and so should management be, that is what we are grappling with and it is not at all easy at present, but it will be before long. Important changes take time to integrate and get right. Things are changing for the better and the physiotherapy profession in this country stands to gain a great deal of respect for the way in which it is taking on this material. Patients and society should also benefit, and as Gordon Waddell (1998) powerfully points out, if medicine can create a low back pain disability epidemic, then it can also reverse it.”

  5. Gautam Sharma:

    My job as chief of integrative medicine at AIIMS is to explore how integrative, traditional medicine systems -- especially yoga -- can be used as an adjuvant to modern therapy.

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