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Definition of prescription noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] prescription (for something) an official piece of paper on which a doctor writes the type of medicine you should have, and that enables you to get it from a pharmacy The doctor gave me a prescription for antibiotics. Antibiotics are only available by prescription. They are not available without a prescription. prescription drugs/medication(s)
  2. 2[countable] medicine that your doctor has ordered for you The pharmacist will make up your prescription.
  3. 3[uncountable] the act of prescribing medicine The prescription of drugs is a doctor's responsibility.
  4. 4[countable] prescription (for something) (formal) a plan or a suggestion for making something happen or for improving it a prescription for happiness Both parties will be outlining their prescriptions for economic recovery.
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