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medicament

[muh-dik-uh-muh nt, med-i-kuh-] /məˈdɪk ə mənt, ˈmɛd ɪ kə-/
noun
1.
a healing substance; medicine; remedy.
Also called medicant
[med-i-kuh nt] /ˈmɛd ɪ kənt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin medicāmentum remedy, physic, equivalent to medicā() to cure + -mentum -ment. See medicate
Related forms
medicamental
[med-i-kuh-men-tl] /ˌmɛd ɪ kəˈmɛn tl/ (Show IPA),
medicamentous, adjective
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  • To use as a medicament under prescription is different.
British Dictionary definitions for medicament

medicament

/mɪˈdɪkəmənt; ˈmɛdɪ-/
noun
1.
a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation
Derived Forms
medicamental (ˌmɛdɪkəˈmɛntəl), medicamentary, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre to cure
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Word Origin and History for medicament
n.

mid-15c., "medical skill; a medicinal compound," from Middle French médicament (15c.), from Latin medicamentum "drug, remedy," literally "means of healing," from medicare "to heal, cure" (see medication).

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medicament in Medicine

medicament me·dic·a·ment (mĭ-dĭk'ə-mənt, měd'ĭ-kə-)
n.
An agent that promotes recovery from injury or ailment; a medicine.

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