from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An agent that promotes recovery from injury or ailment; a medicine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A medicine, medication or drug

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything used for healing diseases or wounds, especially a medicine; a medication; a healing application.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A healing substance; anything used as a curative; a medicine or remedy; now, more especially, a healing substance applied externally.
  • n. Medicinal effect; curative power; the property of healing or remedying disease or disorder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease


Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre, to cure; see medicate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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