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 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

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

  2. Medicine(noun)

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

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

  3. Medicine(noun)

    a philter or love potion

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

  4. Medicine(noun)

    a physician

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

  5. Medicine(verb)

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

    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

How to pronounce Medicine?

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How to say Medicine in sign language?

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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. Patrick Connor:

    Simply one of the most fascinating, hard-working persons, medicine was a second career for her. ... She just started practicing here two years ago.

  2. Edward Sabatini:

    They took the time to find me and went through all this trouble just for a stranger, they gave me medicine from their own supply, and I told them they'll need it down the road. But they said,' No, I have a 90-day supply, I'll worry about this three months from now. Right now, I'm worried about you.'.

  3. Samuel Smiles:

    Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.

  4. Joel White:

    In other countries, we have seen single-payer shows us that putting more control of health care into the hands of politicians is bad medicine, costs and taxes will rise, or patient access will be severely diminished – turning America’s medical system into a third-world product.

  5. Samir Geagea:

    Every hour we hear of a crisis at the gates, whether it's (supply of) petrol, flour, or medicine, everything is collapsing and the officials are on another planet, taking their time.

Images & Illustrations of Medicine

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