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"medicine" in British English

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medicinenoun

uk   /ˈmed.ɪ.sən/ /ˈmed.sən/ us   /ˈmed.ɪ.sən/
  • 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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(Definition of medicine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"medicine" in American English

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medicinenoun

us   /ˈmed·ə·sɪn/
  • medicine noun (TREATMENT)

[U] the science dealing with the preserving of health and with preventing and treating disease or injury: Pediatrics is a branch of medicine. She continued to practice medicine until she was in her eighties.
  • medicine noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C/U] a substance taken into the body in treating an illness: [U] Take two spoonfuls of cough medicine. [C] This antibiotic should not be taken with other medicines.
medicinal
adjective us   /məˈdɪs·ə·nəl/
The Indians used the plant as a medicinal substance.
(Definition of medicine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"medicine" in Business English

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medicinenoun

uk   /ˈmedɪsən/ us  
[U] the treatment of illness or injury, or the study of how illnesses and injuries are treated: Medicine has advanced enormously over the past 100 years. alternative/complementary/preventive medicine
[C or U] a drug that is used to treat illness or injury: Producing new medicines is an enormously complex and costly process. The President announced that he would send $320 million worth of food and medicine to the region. over-the-counter/prescription medicine(s)
(Definition of medicine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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