n.1.The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
2.Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a medication; a medicament; a remedy; physic.
By medicine, life may be prolonged.
- Shak.
3.A philter or love potion.
4.A physician.
5.Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert.
The North American Indian boy usually took as his medicine the first animal of which he dreamed during the long and solitary fast that he observed at puberty.
- F. H. Giddings.
6.Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
6.Short for Medicine man.
7.Intoxicating liquor; drink.
Medicine bag
a charm; - so called among the North American Indians, or in works relating to them.
Medicine man
a person who professes to cure sickness, drive away evil spirits, and regulate the weather by the arts of magic; a shaman.
Medicine seal
a small gem or paste engraved with reversed characters, to serve as a seal. Such seals were used by Roman physicians to stamp the names of their medicines.
v. t.1.To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.
Noun1.Medicinemedicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.Medicinemedicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
3.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"
4.medicine - punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"
Synonyms: music
Verb1.medicine - treat medicinally, treat with medicine
Synonyms: medicate
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