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Medicine meaning

medicine - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  2. 2. The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
  3. 3. Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a remedy; physic.
  4. 4. A philter or love potion.
  5. 5. A physician.
  6. 6. To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.
  7. 7. Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert.
  8. 8. Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
  9. 9. Short for Medicine man.
  10. 10. Intoxicating liquor; drink.
  11. 11. Short for man.
  12. 12. A remedy for disease; the art of healing.
  13. 13. Medicinal.

medicine - examples of usage

  1. These protectives may carry the medicine. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. They are great medicine." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Some medicine was better for certain troubles than for others. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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