obat

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay ubat, from Proto-Malayic *ubat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ubat. Influenced by Javanese ꦲꦺꦴꦧꦠ꧀ (obat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈobat]
  • Hyphenation: o‧bat

Noun[edit]

obat (plural, first-person possessive obatku, second-person possessive obatmu, third-person possessive obatnya)

  1. (medicine, pharmacy) medicine, a substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
    Pemerintah didesak dalam penelitian dan pengembangan obat.The government is pressed in medicine research and development.
  2. (chemistry) chemical (colloquial).
    Synonym: bahan kimia
  3. (figuratively) gunpowder, bullet.
  4. (figuratively) black magic.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ubat (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

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