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medicine

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

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.
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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 a lot about herbal medicines.
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Translations of “medicine”
in Arabic دَواء, طِبّ…
in Korean 약…
in Malaysian ubat, kedoktoran…
in French médicament, médecine…
in Turkish ilaç, deva, tıp…
in Italian medicinale, medicina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 治療, 醫術, 醫學…
in Russian лекарство, медицина…
in Polish lekarstwo, lek, medycyna…
in Vietnamese thuốc, khoa nội…
in Spanish medicina…
in Portuguese remédio, medicina…
in Thai ยา, แพทยศาสตร์…
in German die Medizin…
in Catalan medicament, medicina…
in Japanese 薬, 医学…
in Indonesian obat, kedokteran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 治疗, 医术, 医学…
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