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Definition of medicine:

  1. A philter or love potion.
  2. A physician.
  3. Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert.
  4. Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a remedy; physic.
  5. Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
  6. Intoxicating liquor; drink.
  7. Short for man.
  8. The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
  9. To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.


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