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Definition of Medicine

Medicine

  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 remedy; physic.
  3. A philter or love potion.
  4. A physician.
  5. To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.
  6. 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.
  7. Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
  8. Short for Medicine man.
  9. Intoxicating liquor; drink.

Medicine Quotations

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.
Ezekiel Emanuel
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Medicine Translations

medicine in Afrikaans is medisyne
medicine in Dutch is medicijn, artsenij, geneesmiddel
medicine in German is Medizin, Arznei {f}
medicine in Italian is medicina, medicina
medicine in Latin is rememdium
medicine in Norwegian is medisin
medicine in Portuguese is medicina
medicine in Spanish is medicina, medicina, medicamento
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