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Etymology

Middle English medicin < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] medicīna

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
medicine

Plural
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  1. A treatment or cure.
  2. A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
  3. The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease or illness.
  4. The profession of physicians and surgeons; those who practice medicine.
  5. Ritual Native American magic used to promote a desired outcome, in hunting, warfare, etc.

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See also

References

  • medicine” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "medicine" in the Merriam-Webster On-line dictionary
  • "medicine" in the Hutchinson Encyclopaedia, Helicon Publishing LTD 2007.

Italian

Noun

medicine f.

  1. Plural form of medicina.

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