Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun medicine

4 senses of medicine

Sense 1
medicine, medical specialty -- (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)
       => medical science -- (the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease)

Sense 2
medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug -- ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)
       => drug -- (a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic)

Sense 3
medicine, practice of medicine -- (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")
       => learned profession -- (one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles)

Sense 4
music, medicine -- (punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine")
       => punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation -- (the act of punishing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb medicine

1 sense of medicine

Sense 1
medicate, medicine -- (treat medicinally, treat with medicine)
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

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