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medic1

Syllabification: med·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈmedik
 
/

noun

informal
1A medical practitioner or student.
Example sentences
  • Equally, though no-one would begrudge mature students retraining as medics, it is fanciful to suppose that they alone can make up the shortfall.
  • After decades of isolation, Iraq's 32 000 doctors and medics need to update their knowledge.
  • They are arresting medics and ambulance drivers, including foreign volunteer medical workers.
1.1US A medical corpsman who dispenses first aid at combat sites.
Example sentences
  • Now having done his duty on the fronts, Silverheart commits to being the world's greatest healer and combat medic.
  • I'm no superwoman, just someone who can handle pain and has a couple of combat medics to keep an eye on her.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin medicus 'physician', from mederi 'heal'.

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medic2

Syllabification: med·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈmedik
 
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noun

Variant spelling of medick.

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