Translation of "medicine" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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

medicine noun (TREATMENT)

B1 [ U ] treatment for illness or injury, or the study of this

paediatric/preventative medicine 儿科/预防医学
orthodox/Western medicine 正统/西方医学
a career in medicine 从医生涯
She is a doctor, but is unable to practise medicine (= work as a doctor) in her own country. 她是位医生,却不能在她自己的国家行医。

More examples

  • She is a cancer sufferer who has rejected orthodox medicine and turned instead to acupuncture, aromatherapy and other forms of alternative medicine.
  • Elizabeth Quan is a London-based practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.
  • She specializes in paediatric medicine.
  • The number of practising doctors is falling even though more people are qualifying in medicine.
  • Penicillin produced a revolution in medicine.

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 止咳药
Take two spoonfuls of medicine at mealtimes. 进餐时服两勺药。
She knows a lot about herbal medicines. 她懂得许多关于草药的知识。

More examples

  • This medicine is for external use only and should not be taken internally.
  • Is this medicine safe for children?
  • The little boy was stamping his foot and refusing to take his medicine.
  • The trucks were laden with food and medicine.
  • This drug can be safely used in combination with other medicines.

(Translation of “medicine” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)