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Synonyms of medicine in English:


  • 1 she poured out a dose of medicine for her mother
    medication, medicament, remedy, cure, nostrum, patent medicine, quack remedy, panacea, cure-all, placebo, drug, prescription, dose, treatment
    archaic physic
    rare medicinal
  • 2 the remarkable achievements of modern medicine
    medical science, practice of medicine, healing, therapeutics, therapy, treatment, healing art
  • Phrases

    give someone a dose/taste of their own medicine
    get even (with), get back at, get, let someone see how it feels, have/get/take one's revenge (on), be revenged (on), revenge oneself (on), hit back (at);
    even the score (with), settle a/the score, settle accounts (with), get one's own back (on), give as good as one gets, play tit for tat (with), pay someone back, repay, reciprocate, retaliate (against), take reprisals (against), exact retribution (on)
    informal give someone their comeuppance
    take one's medicine
    accept one's punishment, take the consequences of one's actions
    informal take the rap, take it on the chin

    Word links

    pharmaceutical relating to medicines
    iatro- related prefix, as in iatrogenic, iatrochemistry
    pharmacist; British chemist; North American druggist seller of medicines
    pharmacy; British chemist's; North American drugstore shop selling medicines
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