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English definition of “medicine”

medicine

noun uk   /ˈmed.ɪ.sən/ /ˈmed.sən/ us  

medicine noun (TREATMENT)

B1 [U] treatment for illness or injury, or the study of this: paediatric/preventative medicine orthodox/Western medicine a career in medicine She is a doctor, but is unable to practise medicine (= work as a doctor) in her own country.

medicine noun (SUBSTANCE)

A2 [C or U] a substance, especially in the form of a liquid or a pill, that is a treatment for illness or injury: cough medicine Take two spoonfuls of medicine at mealtimes. She knows quite a lot about herbal medicines.
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