Definition of medicinal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈdɪsɪnl//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈdɪsɪnl//
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helpful in the process of healing illness or infection medicinal herbs/plants medicinal properties/use (humorous) He claims he keeps a bottle of brandy only for medicinal purposes. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin medicinalis, from medicina, from medicus ‘physician’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: medicinal