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"medical" in British English

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medicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈmed.ɪ.kəl/
B2 related to the ​treatment of ​illness and ​injuries: medical ​advice medical ​books a medical ​team medical ​workers
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medically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
C2 The ​doctordeclared her medically fit (= she had no ​illness or ​injury).

medicalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmed.ɪ.kəl/ mainly UK (US usually physical)
an ​examination of a person's ​body by a ​doctor in ​order to ​discover if that ​person is ​healthy, sometimes done before a ​person can be ​accepted for a ​particularjob: The ​insurancecompanywanted me to have a medical.
(Definition of medical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"medical" in American English

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medicaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmed·ɪ·kəl/
of or ​relating to ​medicine, or for the ​treatment of ​disease or ​injury: She is in her ​finalyear of medical ​school. Medical ​research has ​led to ​bettertreatment for ​diabetespatients.
medically
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈmed·ɪ·kli/
Staying another ​night in the ​hospital was not medically ​necessary, so she was ​discharged.
(Definition of medical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"medical" in Business English

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medicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈmedɪkəl/
relating to ​medicine or to the ​treatment of illness or ​injury: Despite ​concerns about ​security, many ​doctorsthink the ​benefits of having medical ​records in ​digitalformoutweigh the liabilities. medical ​treatment/​care/​services medical ​bills/​expenses medical ​research/​equipment/​advice

medicalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmedɪkəl/
HR an ​examination done by a ​doctor to ​check someone's ​health: I ​failed a ​routine medical at ​work last ​year.undergo/pass/fail a medical All ​candidates must undergo a medical before being ​accepted on the ​scheme.
(Definition of medical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “medical”
in Korean 의학의…
in Arabic طِبّي…
in Malaysian perubatan…
in French médical…
in Russian медицинский…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫學的, 醫療的, 醫用的…
in Italian medico…
in Turkish tıbbî, tedaviyle ilgili…
in Polish medyczny, lekarski, zdrowotny…
in Spanish clínico…
in Vietnamese thuộc y học…
in Portuguese médico…
in Thai ทางการแพทย์…
in German Kranken-……
in Catalan mèdic…
in Japanese 医学の, 医療の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医学的, 医疗的, 医用的…
in Indonesian medis…
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