|Origin:||Latin medicina, from medicus; MEDICAL|
1 [uncountable and countable]MD
a substance used for treating illness, especially a liquid you drink:
Medicines should be kept out of the reach of children.
Have you been taking your medicine?
a medicine bottle
medicine chest/cabinet (=for keeping medicine in)! Do not say that you 'drink medicine'. Say that you take your medicine.
the treatment and study of illnesses and injuries:
She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
the remarkable achievements of modern medicine
traditional Chinese medicine
the best way of making you feel better when you are sad:
Laughter is the best medicine.
to treat someone as badly as they have treated you
to accept an unpleasant situation or a punishment that you deserve, without complaining