medicine – Wiktionary

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From Middle English medicin, from Middle French medicine, from Old French medecine, from Latin medicna (the healing art, medicine, a physician’s shop, a remedy, medicine), feminine of medicinus (of or belonging to physic or surgery, or to a physician or surgeon), from medicus (a physician, surgeon), from medeor (I heal).

medicine (countable and uncountable, plural medicines)

Terms derived from medicine (noun)

Terms etymologically related to medicine (noun)

ritual Native American magic

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medicine (third-person singular simple present medicines, present participle medicining, simple past and past participle medicined)


From Old French medecine, with the i added back to reflect the original Latin medicna.

medicinef (plural medicines)


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