Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To administer a medicinal substance to (a patient).
  • transitive verb To treat (a disease or condition) with medication.
  • transitive verb To add a medicinal agent to (a substance).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make medicinal; tincture or imbue with a remedial substance or principle.
  • To treat with medicine; ply with or as if with drugs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To tincture or impregnate with anything medicinal; to drug.
  • transitive verb To treat with medicine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To prescribe or administer medication.

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

  • verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • verb impregnate with a medicinal substance

Etymologies

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

[Latin medicāre, medicāt-, from medicus, doctor, from medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin medicātus, past participle of medicō.

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