An example of medicine is aspirin.
An example of medicine is a pediatrician checking to make sure a child is healthy.
Medicine for rebuilding the economy; measures that were harsh medicine.
- Any object, spell, rite, etc. supposed to have natural or supernatural powers as a remedy, preventive, protection, etc.
- Magical power.
- to endure just punishment or accept the results of one's action
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of medicine
- Middle English from Old French from Latin medicīna from feminine of medicīnus of a doctor from medicus physician medical
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition