Definitions of medicine

  1. the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
  2. treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  3. the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; " he studied medicine at Harvard"
  4. punishment for one's actions; " you have to face the music"; " take your medicine"
  5. ( medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  6. The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
  7. A philter or love potion.
  8. To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.
  9. 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.
  10. Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
  11. Short for Medicine man.
  12. Intoxicating liquor; drink.
  13. Short for man.
  14. The science which relates to the prevention, treatment, and cure of disease; a preparation for the cure of disease.
  15. Anything applied for the cure or lessening of disease or pain.
  16. A remedy for disease; the art of healing.
  17. Medicinal.
  18. A substance that tends to cure disease.
  19. The healing art.
  20. Any substance that has the property of curing or mitigating disease; the art of preventing, curing, or alleviating disease.
  21. Familiarly medisin, anything administered for the cure or mitigation of disease; the art of curing or alleviating disease.

Usage examples for medicine

  1. The doctor ordered some medicine for me. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. When she took her nerve medicine, she seemed tied, bound hand and foot in that parlor of death, held by a sleep of terror. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  3. " But my dear, it is not medicine," said Lady Shuttleworth. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  4. I'll bet that will help it on the outside much as Mac's medicine will inside. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  5. I'm going to give you the ball practically every play and we'll hand them some of the same medicine they've been feeding us! – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  6. Such things are beyond our reach, and mere medicine does no good." – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  7. And you think he will accept Amy's companionship, after he is walking about, as a part of his medicine? – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  8. " I learned some medicine, not all of it. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  9. And people don't take medicine until they have to. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  10. Isn't the same medicine best for you? – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  11. She had a glass in her hand, and by her on the table, from which the cloth had fallen to the floor, stood water and a medicine bottle. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  12. Such a medicine chest will come handy many times a year. – Profitable Squab Breeding by Carl Dare
  13. Soon she asked him for books on medicine. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
  14. Coming up to the room for that medicine? – The Crimson Sweater by Ralph Henry Barbour
  15. " I forgot to notice Angela's medicine case. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  16. I have more medicine- I will take it and I shall be better." – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  17. The best medicine was the news I got about old Strangwyn. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  18. This place is sure bad medicine. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  19. The night air o' Boston is famous medicine for troubles like mine. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers