Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “medicine”

medicine

noun [C or U] (SUBSTANCE)    /ˈmed.ɪ.sən/ /ˈmed.sən/
A2 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.Medicine in different forms
(Definition of medicine noun (SUBSTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of medicine

Definitions of “medicine” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More