medicine - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a substance that you take to treat an illness, especially a liquid that you drink

    cough medicine

    a medicine bottle

    take medicine:

    You have to take the medicine three times a day.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the study and practice of treating or preventing illnesses and injuries

    He went on to study medicine at Edinburgh University.

    She donated her body to medicine.

    an ongoing battle between alternative and orthodox medicine