Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.
  • adj. Having an unappealing, bitter flavor.
  • n. A preparation or product having the properties of a medicine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.
  • adj. Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain.
  • adj. Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having curative or palliative properties; used for the cure or alleviation of bodily disorders.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to medicine; medical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the properties of a medicine; adapted to medical use or purposes; curative; remedial.
  • Pertaining to medicine; medical.

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

  • adj. having the properties of medicine

Etymologies

From Latin medicīnālis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term medicinal plants, when interpreted broadly, includes all plants whose usefulness is derived from specific phytochemicals produced as secondary derivatives of major metabolic pathways (Thomas and Mbenkum, 1987).

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  • We are trying to see how Tope can become a little gold mine to contribute convertible currency to the national economy, perhaps from something like what we call medicinal tourism or medical tourism, which is growing in our country due to Cuba's prestige in the field of medicine.

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  • I also visited the stand [preceding word in English] where they are serving what they call medicinal tea.

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  • To me, its just one of those innumerable Mystery Ingredients that I used to have to consume in Chinese 'medicinal' soups as a child whose name I could never remember :

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  • Aztec Indians were believed to have burned the fibers of certain medicinal native plants to obtain ash used in forming a type of soap for cleansing.

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  • The scientists also have high hopes for the use of the new eco-plastics in medicinal applications.

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  • Their composition and dispensation were never entirely symbolic, as some doubtful people, usually those without familiarity of their true efficacy and transmission, have claimed. 135 An examination of some distinct medicinal trappings highlights some of the diversity and innovation in medicinal forms in Ruvu history, as well as the epistemology that underpinned their effectiveness.

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  • The soothing effect of menthol is effective at suppressing pruritus flares-ups on my scalp in addition to the the longer term medicinal effects of coal tar.

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  • In view of the growing interest in medicinal marijuana, further epidemiologic studies are needed to clarify the true risks of regular marijuana smoking on respiratory health.

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  • Dr Mark Wainwright, a senior lecturer in medicinal chemistry at the Liverpool John Moores University says that an improved drug design such as this should have significant advantages over the currently available photosensitive agents.

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