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prescription

noun [C]  us   /prɪˈskrɪp·ʃən/

prescription noun [C] (MEDICINE)

a doctor’s written direction for the medicine that someone needs and how it is to be used, or the medicine itself: The doctor gave me prescriptions for antibiotics and cough syrup. The drugstore called to say your prescription is ready to be picked up.

prescription noun [C] (RULES)

rules or a situation that will have a particular effect: The company’s reorganization could be a prescription for disaster.
Translations of “prescription”
in Korean 처방전…
in Arabic وَصْفة طِبِيّة…
in Portuguese receita médica…
in Catalan recepta…
in Japanese 処方箋(せん)…
in Italian ricetta medica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥物, 處方,藥方, 處方上開的藥…
in Russian рецепт (на лекарство)…
in Turkish reçete…
in Chinese (Simplified) 药物, 处方,药方, 处方上开的药…
in Polish recepta…
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