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[muh-dik-uh-muh nt, med-i-kuh-] /məˈdɪk ə mənt, ˈmɛd ɪ kə-/

a healing substance; medicine; remedy.
/mɪˈdɪkəmənt; ˈmɛdɪ-/
a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation

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).

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


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