- to treat with medicine
- to add a medicinal substance to; tincture or impregnate with medicine
Origin of medicate; from Classical Latin medicatus, past participle of medicari, to heal ; from medicus: see medical
transitive verbmed·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing, med·i·cates
- a. To administer a medicinal substance to (a patient).b. To treat (a disease or condition) with medication.
- To add a medicinal agent to (a substance): The lozenges are medicated with menthol.
Origin of medicateLatin medicare, medicat-, from medicus, doctor, from med&emacron;r&imacron;, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present medicates, present participle medicating, simple past and past participle medicated)
- To prescribe or administer medication.
From Latin medicÄtus, past participle of medicÅ.