Adjective "medicine" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery)
  1. 'the remarkable achievements of modern medicine'
  2. 'There are many areas in which expectations differ over the practice of medicine.'
  3. 'A few of them were practitioners of herbal medicine but most were ordinary, conventional citizens.'
  4. 'These principles subsequently formed the basis of good medical practice in Western medicine.'
  5. 'This has enabled me to learn at first hand about the practice of medicine.'
  6. 'The practice of medicine must comply with modern ethical standards.'
  7. 'As in all things in medicine, medical diagnosis requires prudence, and more than a modicum of common sense.'
  8. 'The challenge is to develop models of care integrating nephrology and geriatric medicine.'
  9. 'Compared to the natural sciences and medicine, psychology is a relatively new field.'
  10. 'That is sad because it negatively changes how medicine is practiced in this country.'
  11. 'Possible adverse events were detected by two nurses in medicine and surgery and two midwives in obstetrics.'
A drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease.
  1. count noun 'your doctor will be able to prescribe medicines'
  2. 'Drug companies are also striving to develop new medicines to treat unmet needs.'
  3. 'She recommends taking the medicine with food at the first sign of cramping or nausea.'
  4. 'Early uses were medical, but it gradually came to be accepted as a food rather than a medicine.'
  5. 'They understand the use of medicines because they are dealing with them all the time.'
  6. 'Special restrictions exist on the prescription of medicines for drug addicts.'
  7. 'If there are no improvements after several weeks, other medicines can be tried.'
  8. 'All the review really shows is the lack of good quality research on over the counter cough medicines.'
  9. 'The most effective medicines aim to restore the balance of serotonin in the brain.'
  10. 'Lock up all drugs and medicines securely in a bathroom cabinet where they can't be reached.'
  11. 'They will ask you questions about your current and past health and any medicines you are taking.'
(among North American Indians and some other peoples) a spell, charm, or fetish believed to have healing, protective, or other power.
  1. 'They could be bribed to give you some bad medicine if someone wanted to be rid of you.'

More definitions

1. any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy.

2. the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition, as by means of drugs, surgical operations or appliances, or manipulations: often divided into medicine proper, surgery, and obstetrics.

3. the art or science of treating disease with drugs or curative substances, as distinguished from surgery and obstetrics.

4. the medical profession.

5. (among North American Indians)

More examples(as adjective)

"soliditieses can be medicine."

"costs can be medicine."

"agreements can be medicine."


Middle English: via Old French from Latin medicina, from medicus ‘physician’.


give someone a dose (or taste) of their own medicine
take one's medicine