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medicine

noun
 
 
/ˈmedɪsən/
SUBSTANCE [C, U] A2 a substance used to cure an illness or injury: cough medicine Have you taken your medicine today? The government appealed for food and medicines after the earthquake.Describing medical treatment generallyMedicine in different forms
SCIENCE [U] B1 the science of curing and preventing illness and injury: to study medicine western/Chinese medicineDescribing medical treatment generally
Translations of “medicine”
in Arabic دَواء, طِبّ…
in Korean 약…
in Malaysian ubat, kedoktoran…
in French médicament, médecine…
in Turkish ilaç, deva, tıp…
in Italian medicinale, medicina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 治療, 醫術, 醫學…
in Russian лекарство, медицина…
in Polish lekarstwo, lek, medycyna…
in Vietnamese thuốc, khoa nội…
in Spanish medicina…
in Portuguese remédio, medicina…
in Thai ยา, แพทยศาสตร์…
in German die Medizin…
in Catalan medicament, medicina…
in Japanese 薬, 医学…
in Indonesian obat, kedokteran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 治疗, 医术, 医学…
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