The word "medicine" is a noun that refers to the tablets, pills, capsules, injections, liquids, drugs, or plants that help a person who is sick or in pain.
- The doctor prescribed some medicine for Amina’s severe headaches.
- Edward went to the pharmacy to pick up some medicine for his kids.
- Be careful! That medicine is very strong.
- Some medicine needs to be taken with food.
- Theresa went to college to study medicine.
He doesn’t like to take medicine, but he needs it.
A popular abbreviation for "medicine" is "med" or "meds."
- Ronald is off his meds.
- The doctor prescribed some meds for his patient.
- Theresa is going to med school.
The word "medicinal" is an adjective:
- There are medicinal uses for many herbs.
- A medicinal application was discovered for a chemical created in a laboratory.
- Green tea seems to have some medicinal properties.
The word "medicate" is a verb. To medicate is to give medicine or a drug to someone.
- Doctors medicated the patient prior to surgery.
- Our dog is being medicated for arthritis.
- Through the use of drugs and alcohol, some people self-medicate to relieve their physical or mental pain.
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November 15, 2015