Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • adjective having the properties of medicine

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin medicīnālis.

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.

    soap

  • 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.

    soap

  • 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.

    soap

  • 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.

    soap

  • 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.

    soap

  • 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.

    soap

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