Definition of medicament in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈdikəmənt/


A substance used for medical treatment.
Example sentences
  • Yet some rather toxic metals, albeit in insoluble form, have been used as medicaments: Bismuth, for example, as an antacid.
  • For example, prescription costs may be high if different medicaments are needed for different body sites, and patients need to know that prepayment certificates can reduce the costs of prescriptions.
  • They are often used either as adornment, or as an ingredient in potions, unguents or medicaments when crushed into powder.


Late Middle English: via French from Latin medicamentum, from medicari (see medicate).

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