the use or application of medicine.
a medicinal substance; medicament.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin medicātiōn- (stem of medicātiō). See medicate, -ion

antimedication, adjective
hypermedication, noun
overmedication, noun Unabridged
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medication (ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən)
1.  treatment with drugs or remedies
2.  a drug or remedy

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from M.Fr. médication, from L. medicationem (nom. medicatio) "healing, cure," from medicare, medicari "medicate, heal, cure," from medicus "healing" (see medical). The verb medicate "to treat medicinally" is from 1620s.
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medication med·i·ca·tion (měd'ĭ-kā'shən)

  1. A medicine; a medicament.

  2. The act or process of treating with medicine.

  3. Administration of medicine.

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Example sentences for medications
Thought that as far as medications and drugs went, there was something for everything.
Often preventive medications do not have to be taken indefinitely.
Modern medicine utilizes medications and surgical procedures to induce abortion.
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