(Med"ic) n. [L. medica, Gr. (sc. ) a kind of clover introduced from Media, from Median.] (Bot.)
A leguminous plant of the genus Medicago. The black medic is the Medicago lupulina; the purple medic,
or lucern, is M. sativa.
(Med"ic), a. [L. medicus.] Medical. [R.]
(Med"i*ca*ble) a. [L. medicabilis, from medicare, medicari, to heal, fr. medicus physician.
See Medical.] Capable of being medicated; admitting of being cured or healed.
(Med"ic*al) a. [LL. medicalis, L. medicus belonging to healing, fr. mederi to heal; cf. Zend
madha medical science, wisdom, Gr. to learn, E. mind: cf. F. médical.]
1. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the
medical profession; medical services; a medical dictionary; medical jurisprudence.
2. Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the medical properties of a plant.
(Med"ic*al*ly), adv. In a medical manner; with reference to healing, or to the principles of the
(Med"i*ca*ment) n. [L. medicamentum, fr. medicare, medicari, to heal: cf. F. médicament.
See Medicable.] Anything used for healing diseases or wounds; a medicine; a healing application.
(Med`ica*men"tal) a. Of or pertaining to medicaments or healing applications; having the
qualities of medicaments. Med`ica*men"tal*ly, adv.
(Med"i*cas`ter) n. [Cf. F. médicastre. See Medical.] A quack. [R.] Whitlock.
(Med"i*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Medicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Medicating ] [L. medicatus, p.
p. of medicare, medicari. See Medicable.]
1. To tincture or impregnate with anything medicinal; to drug. "Medicated waters." Arbuthnot.
2. To treat with medicine.
(Med`i*ca"tion) [L. medicatio: cf. F. médication.] The act or process of medicating.
(Med"i*ca*tive) a. Medicinal; acting like a medicine.
Medicean planets (Astron.), a name given by Galileo to the satellites of Jupiter.
(Med`i*ce"an) a. Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family; as, the Medicean Venus.
(Me*dic"i*na*ble) a. Medicinal; having the power of healing. [Obs.] Shak.
(Me*dic"i*nal) a. [L. medicinalis: cf. F. médicinal. See Medicine.]
1. Having curative or palliative properties; used for the cure or alleviation of bodily disorders; as, medicinal
tinctures, plants, or springs.
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian treesShak.
Their medicinal gum.
2. Of or pertaining to medicine; medical.
(Me*dic"i*nal*ly), adv. In a medicinal manner.
(Med"i*cine) n. [L. medicina fr. medicinus medical, fr. medicus: cf. F. médecine. See Medical.]