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American English: /ˈmɛdəsən/
British English: /ˈmɛds(ə)n/
, /ˈmɛdɪsɪn/

Translation of medicine in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (substance)
    medicamento (masculine)
    medicina (feminine)
    remedio (masculine) (esp Latin America)
    to give somebody a taste or dose of her/his own medicine
    pagarle a alguien con la misma moneda
    to take one's/the medicinehe took his medicine like a man
    apechugó con las consecuencias sin chistar
    (before noun) medicine bottle
    frasco (masculine) de medicina
    frasco (masculine) de remedio (esp Latin America)
    medicine box or cabinet
    botiquín (masculine) (de medicinas)
    medicine chest medicine dropper
    cuentagotas (masculine) medicinal
    gotero (masculine) medicinal (Latin America)
    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 uncountable (science) to practice medicine
    ejercer la medicina
    to study medicine
    estudiar medicina
    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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