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Definition of medicate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

medicate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they medicate
BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkeɪt//
 
he / she / it medicates
BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkeɪts//
 
past simple medicated
BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkeɪtɪd//
 
past participle medicated
BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form medicating
BrE BrE//ˈmedɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
Medical equipment, Medication
 
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medicate somebody to give somebody medicine, especially a drug that affects their behaviour See related entries: Medical equipment, Medication Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin medicat- ‘treated’, from the verb medicari ‘administer remedies to’, from medicus ‘physician’, from mederi ‘heal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: medicate