Translation of medicine in Spanish:

medicine

Pronunciation: /ˈmedəsən; ˈmedsən; ˈmedəsən/

n

  • 1 c u (substance) medicamento (m), medicina (f), remedio (m) (esp AmL) to give sb a taste o dose of her/his own medicine pagarle* a algn con la misma moneda to take one's/the medicine he took his medicine like a man apechugó con las consecuencias sin chistar (before n) medicine bottle frasco (m) de medicina or (esp AmL) de remedio medicine box o cabinet botiquín (m) (de medicinas) medicine chest botiquín (m) medicine dropper cuentagotas (m) or (AmL) gotero (m) medicinal
    More example sentences
    • Treatments include preventative medicines and those for use in acute attacks.
    • If you remain well while on the medicines, the treatment should be continued.
    • In less urgent cases, treatment by medicines and vitamins may be a better option.
  • 2 u (science) medicina (f) to practice medicine ejercer* la medicina to study medicine estudiar medicina
    More example sentences
    • He said they planned to take on extra clinicians in respiratory medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • The practice of medicine must comply with modern ethical standards.
    • A few of them were practitioners of herbal medicine but most were ordinary, conventional citizens.

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