medicine meaning

[ 'medsin, -disin ] Pronunciation:   "medicine" in a sentence
Noun: medicine  medisun
  1. The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    - medical specialty 
  2. (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    - medication, medicament, medicinal drug 
  3. 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"
    - practice of medicine 
  4. Punishment for one's actions
    "take your medicine"
    - music [archaic]
Verb: medicine  medisun
  1. Treat medicinally, treat with medicine
    - medicate

Derived forms: medicines, medicined, medicining

See also: medical, medicate, medicinal, medicolegal, premedical

Type of: care for, drug, learned profession, medical science, penalisation [Brit], penalization, penalty, punishment, treat

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[Medicine]
The art and science of preventing,diagnosing,and treating disease,as well as the maintenance of health. n
1 : a substance or preparation used in treating disease
2
a : the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease
b : the branch of medicine concerned with the nonsurgical treatment of disease

Examples

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  1. take care not to spill a drop of the medicine.
  2. i felt much better after taking the medicine.
  3. the child drank up the medicine at a draught.
  4. the medicine is potent enough to produce the desired effect.
  5. take this dose of medicine on an empty stomach ...

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