medicinal definition, meaning - what is medicinal in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “medicinal”

See all translations

medicinal

adjective uk   us   /məˈdɪs.ɪ.nəl/
Medicinal substances are used to cure illnesses: I keep a bottle of brandy purely for medicinal purposes. It is said that the spring water has medicinal properties.
medicinally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Translations of “medicinal”
in Korean 약효가 있는…
in Arabic طِبّي…
in Portuguese medicinal…
in Catalan medicinal…
in Japanese 薬効のある, 薬の…
in Italian medicinale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥用的,用於治療的…
in Russian целебный, лекарственный…
in Turkish tedavi edici, iyileştirici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 药用的,用于治疗的…
in Polish leczniczy…
(Definition of medicinal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of medicinal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “medicinal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More