Definitions

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

  • noun A drug or other substance used to treat disease or injury; a medicine.
  • noun The act or process of treating a patient with medicine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of medicating or imbuing with medicinal substances; the infusion of medicinal virtues.
  • noun The use or application of medicine; specifically, the administration of a therapeutic agent in order to produce some specific modification in the structure or function of the organism, as in producing diuresis, perspiration, etc.

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

  • The act or process of medicating.

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

  • noun A medicine, or all the medicines regularly taken by a patient
  • noun The administration of medicine

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

  • noun the act of treating with medicines or remedies
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin as if * medicatio, from medicari ("to heal, cure"), from medicus ("a physician, surgeon"), from mederi ("to heal").

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  • Hang the calendar in the area where the medication is administered, and mark it every time a dose is taken.

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