Medicine

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Etymology

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From Middle English medicin, from Template:Fro, from {{la|medicīna||the healing art, medicine, a physician's shop, a remedy, medicine}}, feminine of [[medicinus#|medicinus]] (of or belonging to physic or surgery, or to a physician or surgeon), from [[medicus#|medicus]] (a physician, surgeon), from [[medeor#|medeor]] (I heal).

Pronunciation

Noun

Medicine (plural [[Medicines#|Medicines]])
  1. A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
  2. A treatment or cure.
  3. The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.
  4. The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine.
  5. Ritual Native American magic used by a medicine man to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, warfare etc.
  6. Among the Native Americans, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing.
    • F. H. Giddings
      The North American Indian boy usually took as his medicine the first animal of which he dreamed during the long and solitary fast that he observed at puberty.
  7. (Articlesobsolete) black magic, superstition.
  8. (Articlesobsolete) A philtre or love potion.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, II. ii. 18:
      If the rascal have not given me medicines to make me love him, I'll be hanged. It could not be else. I have drunk medicines.
  9. (Articlesobsolete) A physician.
  10. Template:Cx alcoholic drink

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Verb

Medicine (third-person singular simple present [[Medicines#|Medicines]], present participle [[Medicineing#|Medicineing]], simple past and past participle [[Medicineed#|Medicineed]])
  1. (ArticlesrareArticles, obsolete) To treat with medicine.

See also

References


Italian

Noun

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  1. Plural form of [[medicina#|medicina]]

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Middle French

Etymology

From Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[medecine#Template:Fro|medecine]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, with the i added back to reflect the original {{la|medicīna}}.

Noun

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  1. medicine Template:Gloss

Descendants

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