Synonyms of medicine


1. medicine, medical specialty, medical science

usage: the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

2. medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug, drug

usage: (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

3. medicine, practice of medicine, learned profession

usage: the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"

4. music, medicine, punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation

usage: punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"


1. medicate, medicine, treat, care for

usage: treat medicinally, treat with medicine

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