Meaning of “prescription” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/

B1 [ C ] a piece of paper saying what medicine someone needs or the medicine itself:

a doctor's prescription
on prescription

UK (US by prescription) If you get a medicine on prescription, you only get it if you have a written instruction from your doctor.

(Definition of “prescription” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)