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
1535–45; < 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
Example Sentences for medicament
To use as a medicament under prescription is different.
British Dictionary definitions for medicament
medicament (mɪˈdɪkəmənt, ˈmɛdɪ-)
 
n
a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation
 
[C16: via French from Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre to cure]
 
medicamental
 
adj
 
medica'mentary
 
adj

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Word Origin and History for medicament
medicament
1540s, from Fr. médicament, from L. medicamentum, from medicari (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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