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Topic: DRUGS, MEDICINES


medicinal

adjective
     
me‧di‧ci‧nal
1MD used for treating medical problems [↪ medical]:
Garlic is believed to have medicinal properties (=contain things that can cure medical problems).
2

for medicinal purposes

a) used in a humorous way to say that you drink alcohol because it is good for your health:
I keep a bottle of brandy handy - purely for medicinal purposes.
b) for use as a medicine:
herbs used in medieval times for medicinal purposes
medicinally adverb
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