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verb [T] (GIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT)   /prɪˈskrɑɪb/
to order treatment for someone, or to say what someone should do or use to treat an illness or injury: Many doctors prescribe aspirin to forestall second heart attacks. My doctor prescribed rest and gave me a painkiller for my knee.
(Definition of prescribe verb (GIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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