- 1 [uncountable] the study and treatment of diseases and injuries advances in modern medicine to study/practice medicine traditional/conventional/orthodox medicine alternative medicine see also Ayurvedic medicine, defensive medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine
- 2 [uncountable, countable] a substance, especially a liquid that you drink or a pill that you swallow, used to treat an illness Did you take your medicine? cough medicine Chinese herbal medicines Idioms
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the best way of improving a situation, especially of making you feel happier Laughter is the best medicine.
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something extreme or severe that is used to deal with a bad situation or problem The policy is strong medicine, but it will save us millions.
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the same bad treatment that you have given to others Let the bully have a taste of his own medicine.
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