verb (used with object), medicated, medicating.
to treat with medicine or medicaments.
to impregnate with a medicine: medicated cough drops; a medicated bandage.

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 Unabridged
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medicate (ˈmɛdɪˌkeɪt)
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]

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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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Example sentences
My brother had to medicate his dog years ago in order to get him groomed.
It also means that the birds may be able to medicate themselves.
Do that, and there's a strong likelihood that you'll have no need for drugs,
  because there will be no panic to medicate.
If you're not with the program, they send you to therapy, they medicate you out
  of it.
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