Complete Definition of "medicine"

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Etymology
ME. term|lang=enm|medicin < L. term|medicina|medicīna

Pronunciation
a|US AHD|ˈme-də-sən, IPA|/ˈmɛdəsɪn/
a|UK AHD|ˈmed-sən, IPA|/ˈmɛdsən/
audio|en-us-medicine.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A treatment or cure.
  2. A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
  3. The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease or illness.
  4. The profession of physicians and surgeons; those who practice medicine.
  5. Ritual Native American magic used to promote a desired outcome, in hunting, warfare, etc.

Translations
trans-top|substance which promotes healing
Alabama: aissi
Arabic: t-|ar|دواء|m|trdawā’|scArab
Armenian: Õ¤Õ¥Õ² (degh)
Breton: louzoù p
Bulgarian: t-|bg|лекарство|n|trlekarstvo|scCyrl
Chinese: 藥物, 药物 (yàowù)
Croatian: t+|hr|lijek|m
Czech: t+|cs|lék|m
Danish: t-|da|medicin
Dutch: t+|nl|medicijn
Estonian: arstirohi, medikament
Ewe: atike n
Finnish: t+|fi|lääke
French: t+|fr|médicament|m
German: t-|de|Arznei|f, t+|de|Medizin, t|de|Medikament
Greek: t-|el|φάρμακο|n|trfármako|scGrek
Hungarian: t+|hu|gyógyszer, t+|hu|orvosság
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Hebrew: תרופה (trufā) f
Icelandic: t+|is|lyf|n
Italian: t+|it|medicina|f
Japanese: 薬 (くすり, kusuri)
Kurdish: t+|ku|derman|m, t+|ku|îlac|m, t+|ku|ده‌رمان|sc=KUchar
Navajo: azee'
Neapolitan: 'mmericìna f
Norwegian: t-|no|legemiddel|n, t-|no|medikament|n, t-|no|medisin|m
Persian: fa-Arab|دارو (dâru)
Polish: t-|pl|lekarstwo|n, t+|pl|lek|m
Portuguese: t-|pt|remédio|m
Russian: t-|ru|лекарство|n|trlekárstvo|scCyrl
Serbian: lek m, zdravilo n
Slovene: t+|sl|zdravilo|n
Spanish: t+|es|medicamento|m, t+|es|medicina|f
Swedish: t-|sv|läkemedel|n, t-|sv|medicin|c
Telugu: మందు (mandu), ఔషదం (aushadam)
Turkish: t+|tr|ilaç
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trans-top|field of study
Arabic: t-|ar|الطب|m|traʈ-ʈíbb|scArab
Armenian: բժշկություն (bžškut῾yun)
Breton: medisinerezh m
Bulgarian: t-|bg|медицина|f|trmeditsina|scCyrl
Chinese: 醫學, 医学 (yīxué)
Croatian: t-|hr|medicina|f
Czech: t-|cs|lékařství|n
Danish: t-|da|medicin
Dutch: t+|nl|geneeskunde
Estonian: meditsiin
Finnish: t-|fi|lääketiede
French: t-|fr|médecine|f
German: t+|de|Medizin|f
Greek: t-|el|ιατρική|f|triatriki|scGrek
Hebrew: רפואה (refuʾā) f
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Hungarian: t|hu|orvostudomány, t|hu|orvostan
Icelandic: t-|is|læknisfræði|f
Italian: t+|it|medicina|f, t+|it|clinica|f
Japanese: 医学 (いがく, igaku)
Kurdish: t+|ku|tib|f
Neapolitan: 'mmericìna f
Norwegian: t-|no|medisin|m
Persian: fa-Arab|پزشکی (pezeški)
Polish: t-|pl|medycyna|f
Portuguese: t+|pt|medicina|f
Russian: t-|ru|медицина|f|trmedicína|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|medicina|f
Spanish: t+|es|medicina|f
Swedish: t-|sv|medicin|c, t-|sv|läkarvetenskap|c, t-|sv|läkekonst|c
Telugu: వైద్యం (vaidyam)
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trans-top|ritual Native American magic
Alabama: apofka
Danish: t-|da|medicin
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Hungarian: t|hu|varázsszer
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ttbc|Albanian: bar m, ilaç m
ttbc|Breton: mezegiezh f
ttbc|Catalan: medicament m
ttbc|Dutch: artsenij
ttbc|Esperanto: medikamento
ttbc|Hindi: दवाई (davāī)
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ttbc|Indonesian: obat
ttbc|Marathi: औषद (oušad)
ttbc|Romanian: leac m|f
ttbc|Swahili: dawa, madawa pl (noun 5,6) (1,2)
ttbc|Tamil: ஔடதம் (auṭatam)
ttbc|Tok Pisin: marasin
ttbc|Ukrainian: лекарство n
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Derived terms
take one's medicine ~ to accept punishment.
medicine ball
medicine man
medicine show

Synonyms
sense|treatment panacea, regimen, course, program, prescription
sense|substance drug, prescription, pharmaceutical, pill, powder, potion, balm, salve, capsule, draught, elixir

See also
Prescription Desk Reference, Prescription Drug Information:

References
R:Dictionary.com|medicine
"medicine" in the Merriam-Webster On-line dictionary
"medicine" in the Hutchinson Encyclopaedia, Helicon Publishing LTD 2007.


Italian

Noun
medicine f

  1. plural of|medicina|lang=Italian

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