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early 15c., "medical treatment of a disease or wound," from Middle French médication and directly from Latin medicationem (nominative medicatio) "healing, cure," from past participle stem of medicare, medicari "to medicate, heal, cure" (poetic and Late Latin) from medicus "physician, healing" (see medical (adj.)).
medication med·i·ca·tion (měd'ĭ-kā'shən)
A medicine; a medicament.
The act or process of treating with medicine.
Administration of medicine.