demedicate

medicate

[med-i-keyt]
verb (used with object), medicated, medicating.
1.
to treat with medicine or medicaments.
2.
to impregnate with a medicine: medicated cough drops; a medicated bandage.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin medicātus medicated (past participle of medicāre), healed (past participle of medicārī). See medical, -ate1

demedicate, verb (used with object), demedicated, demedicating.
overmedicate, verb (used with object), overmedicated, overmedicating.
premedicate, verb (used with object), premedicated, premedicating.
unmedicated, adjective
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medicate (ˈmɛdɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to cover or impregnate (a wound, etc) with an ointment, cream, etc
2.  to treat (a patient) with a medicine
3.  to add a medication to (a bandage, shampoo, etc)
 
[C17: from Latin medicāre to heal]
 
'medicative
 
adj

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medicate med·i·cate (měd'ĭ-kāt')
v. med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing, med·i·cates

  1. To treat by medicine.

  2. To tincture or permeate with a medicinal substance.

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