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Synonyms for medicine

Synonyms for medicine

an agent used to restore health

a substance used in the treatment of disease

Synonyms for medicine

the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

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(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

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punishment for one's actions

treat medicinally, treat with medicine

References in classic literature ?
And holding the glass with his two hands, he swallowed the medicine at one gulp.
"Death is the king's medicine," I answered, lifting the bundle, and laying it as far from him in the shadow of the fence as I dared.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine- not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
Strong man though he was, there is no doubt that he had behaved rather foolishly over the medicine. If he had a weakness, it was for thinking that all his life he had taken medicine boldly, and so now, when Michael dodged the spoon in Nana's mouth, he had said reprovingly, "Be a man, Michael."
"Bukawai's medicine is very strong," said the voice.
And each art gives us a particular good and not merely a general one-- medicine, for example, gives us health; navigation, safety at sea, and so on?
Coictier exclaimed, "Pardieu, Dom Claude, alchemy has its use, no doubt, but why blaspheme medicine and astrology?"
"Mother will beat me, sir, if I go back without the medicine."
"Certainly," returned the conductor, "besides, it will take us as long as that to reach Medicine Bow on foot."
When any chief personage is on his death-bed, or dangerously ill, the medicine men are sent for.
And you try and see if you can't be a good boy, for once, and you needn't take any more medicine."
From the description given of it, it is evidently the bituminous oil, called petrolium or naphtha, which forms a principal ingredient in the potent medicine called British Oil.
The whole family were soon reduced to a state of perfect quiet; for the virtue of this medicine, like that of electricity, is often communicated through one person to many others, who are not touched by the instrument.
On the table stood medicine bottles and decanters tidily arranged, and the linen needed was folded up there, and Kitty's broderie anglaise.
When they come to learn that you are a great medicine, they will adopt you in the tribe, and some mighty chief will give you his name, and perhaps his daughter, or it may be a wife or two of his own, who have dwelt long in his lodge, and of whose value he is a judge by experience."