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Meaning of MEDICINE

Pronunciation:  'medisun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"
  3. [n]  
  4. [n]  the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
  5. [v]  treat medicinally, treat with medicine

MEDICINE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: medical specialty, medicament, medicate, medication, medicinal drug, music, practice of medicine
 See Also: accident surgery, acyclovir, allergology, allopurinol, alternative medicine, amrinone, analgesic, anesthesiology, angiogenesis inhibitor, angiology, anodyne, Antabuse, antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication, antibacterial, antibacterial drug, anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug, anticholinesterase, anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antidepressant, antidepressant drug, antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug, antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drug, antidiuretic, antidiuretic drug, antiemetic, antiemetic drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug, antihistamine, antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug, anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug, antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drug, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, antitussive, antiviral, antiviral agent, APC, astringent, astringent drug, atomic cocktail, Atromid-S, azathioprine, azidothymidine, AZT, bactericide, bacteriology, biomedicine, blocker, blocking agent, bronchodilator, calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker, cardiology, care for, carminative, chiropody, clinical neurology, clofibrate, cold medicine, complementary medicine, counterirritant, cytotoxic drug, decoagulant, decongestant, demulcent, dental medicine, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostics, diaphoretic, disulfiram, dose, dose, Drixoral, drug, drug, emergency medicine, endocrinology, epidemiology, expectorant, expectorator, febrifuge, fixed-combination drug, forensic medicine, forensic pathology, gastroenterology, gemfibrozil, general medicine, geriatrics, germ theory, gerontology, gynaecology, gynecology, haematinic, haematology, hematinic, hematology, histamine blocker, hygiene, hygienics, immune suppressant drug, immunology, immunosuppressant, immunosuppressive drug, Imuran, inhalant, inhalation, Inocor, internal medicine, isoproterenol, Isuprel, learned profession, Lopid, materia medica, medical science, midwifery, nephrology, neurology, neuropsychiatry, nosology, nuclear medicine, OB, obstetrics, odontology, oncology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, otology, paediatrics, pain pill, painkiller, pediatric medicine, pediatrics, penalisation, penalization, penalty, pharmaceutics, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy, podiatry, preventive medicine, proctology, prosthetics, psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology, punishment, rheumatology, salve, space medicine, spasmolytic, styptic, therapeutics, thoracic medicine, tocology, traumatology, treat, tropical medicine, urogenital medicine, urology, veterinary medicine, virology, zidovudine, Zovirax, Zyloprim



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Med"i*cine\, n. [L. medicina (sc. ars), fr. medicinus
    medical, fr. medicus: cf. F. m['e]decine. See {Medical}.]
    1. The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or
       alleviation of disease.
    2. Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a
       remedial agent; a remedy; physic.
             By medicine, life may be prolonged.   --Shak.
    3. A philter or love potion. [Obs.] --Shak.
    4. [F. m['e]decin.] A physician. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Medicine bag}, a charm; -- so called among the North
       American Indians, or in works relating to them.
    {Medicine man} (among the North American Indians), a person
       who professes to cure sickness, drive away evil spirits,
       and regulate the weather by the arts of magic.
    {Medicine seal}, a small gem or paste engraved with reversed
       characters, to serve as a seal. Such seals were used by
       Roman physicians to stamp the names of their medicines.
  2. \Med"i*cine\, v. t.
    To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy;
    to cure. ``Medicine thee to that sweet sleep.'' --Shak.
  3. \Med"i*cine\, n.
       (a) Among the North American Indians, any object supposed
           to give control over natural or magical forces, to act
           as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also,
           magical power itself; the potency which a charm,
           token, or rite is supposed to exert.
                 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.
       (b) Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
    2. Short for {Medicine man}.
    3. Intoxicating liquor; drink. [Slang]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are giving medicine to others means that you will conspire to harm someone who trust you. Dreaming that you are taking medicine, represents a period of emotional and/or spiritual healing. It also indicates that the troubles you are experiencing are only temporary and will prove to be for the best in the long run,
Biology Dictionary
  1. A scientifically-based discipline dedicated to the prevention and treatment of disease and injury.
  2. A compound used to treat disease, injury or pain.
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