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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medicinenoun

    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. Medicinenoun

    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. Medicinenoun

    a philter or love potion

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

  4. Medicinenoun

    a physician

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

  5. Medicineverb

    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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  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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  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. Errol Alden:

    A family vacation to an amusement park - or a trip to the grocery store, a football game or school - should not result in children becoming sickened by an almost 100 percent preventable disease, we are fortunate to have an incredibly effective tool that can prevent our children from suffering. That is so rare in medicine.

  2. Timothy Griffin:

    You really need to have the care managers, social workers, behavioral medicine specialists, licensed counselors or psychiatrists, those people need to be involved in the patient too so they can support the nonmedical part.

  3. Scott Belsky:

    He always thought about applying what Ben Silbermann was exposed to in the world of medicine, getting something right regardless of how much time it takes, as opposed to constantly moving fast and breaking things.

  4. William Courtney:

    You only need it as medicine when you have forgotten it is food.

  5. Ben Carson:

    In medicine we have something called continuing medical education. You have to get those credits in order to be recertified.

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