- medicin (obsolete)
From Middle English medicin, from Old French, from Latin medicīna (“the healing art, medicine, a physician's shop, a remedy, medicine”), feminine of medicinus (“of or belonging to physic or surgery, or to a physician or surgeon”), from medicus (“a physician, surgeon”), from medeor (“I heal”).
- (UK) enPR: ˈmed-sǐn, ˈmed-sn, IPA(key): /ˈmɛd.sɪn/, /ˈmɛd.sn̩/
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- (US) enPR: ˈmed-ĭ-sĭn, IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.dɪ.sɪn/
- (Weak-vowel merger) IPA(key): [ˈmɛ.də.sən]
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medicine (plural medicines)
- A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
- A treatment or cure.
- The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.
- The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine.
- Ritual Native American magic used by a medicine man to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, warfare etc.
- Among the Native Americans, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing.
- F. H. Giddings
- The North American Indian boy usually took as his medicine the first animal of which he dreamed during the long and solitary fast that he observed at puberty.
- F. H. Giddings
- (obsolete) black magic, superstition.
- (obsolete) A philtre or love potion.
- (obsolete) A physician.
- (slang) alcoholic drink
- (treatment): regimen, course, program, prescription
- (substance): drug, prescription, pharmaceutical, elixir
- See also Wikisaurus:medicine
- See also Wikisaurus:pharmaceutical
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- (rare, obsolete) To treat with medicine.
1857, Delia Bacon, The philosophy of the plays of Shakspere unfolded:
- And we shall find, under the head of the medicining of the body, some things on the subject of medicine in general, which could be better said there than here, because of the wrath of professional dignitaries,- the eye of the 'basilisk,' was not perhaps quite so terrible in that quarter then, as it was in some others.
- Prescription Desk Reference, Prescription Drug Information:
- “medicine” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- "medicine" in the Merriam-Webster On-line dictionary
- "medicine" in the Hutchinson Encyclopaedia, Helicon Publishing LTD 2007.
- medicine in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- medicine at OneLook Dictionary Search
- plural form of
medicine f (plural medicines)
- medicine (act of practising medical treatment)
- French: médecine