- 1Administer medicine or a drug to (someone): both infants were heavily medicated to alleviate their seizuresMore example sentences
- For another, he's heavily medicated with antidepressants with the main side effects of sexual dysfunction and disinterest.
- While there for a little more than a year, he was heavily medicated with barbiturates and underwent numerous electro-convulsive treatments.
- She is heavily medicated and they believe she will slip into a full coma and then pass away.
- 1.1Treat (a condition) using medicine or a drug: the born worrier medicates the common cold as though it were a terminal conditionMore example sentences
- Drug companies encourage the idea that people can diagnose and medicate medical conditions themselves.
- Because of the media of mass communication even normal life events (like menopause) are medicated with expensive drugs.
- The more people who are persuaded that they have a disorder that can be medicated, the more medication the company can sell.
- 1.2 (usually as adjective medicated) Add a medicinal substance to (a dressing or product): medicated shampooMore example sentences
- It consists of introducing medicated oily substances into the colon to be retained and absorbed by the whole body.
- Come on then, I think I have some medicated wipes back in my dormitory.
- And we have some kind of medicated shampoo that should help too.
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- Epidural blocks are one form of medicative relief for this pain.
- According to their effect on human body, the compounds can be divided into two groups: nutrients and medicative ingredients.
- If you are insulin dependent, ask for special diet and medicative instructions.
early 17th century: from Latin medicat- 'treated', from the verb medicari 'administer remedies to', from medicus (see medic1).
More definitions of medicateDefinition of medicate in:
- The US English dictionary