medicaments

medicament

[muh-dik-uh-muhnt, med-i-kuh-]
noun
a healing substance; medicine; remedy.
Also called medicant [med-i-kuhnt] .


Origin:
1535–45; < Latin medicāmentum remedy, physic, equivalent to medicā() to cure + -mentum -ment. See medicate

medicamental [med-i-kuh-men-tl] , medicamentous, adjective
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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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medicament
1540s, from Fr. médicament, from L. medicamentum, from medicari (see medication).
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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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