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med·i·cate

 (mĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing, med·i·cates
1.
a. To administer a medicinal substance to (a patient).
b. To treat (a disease or condition) with medication.
2. To add a medicinal agent to (a substance): The lozenges are medicated with menthol.

[Latin medicāre, medicāt-, from medicus, doctor, from medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

med′i·ca′tive adj.
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Adj.1.medicative - having the properties of medicinemedicative - having the properties of medicine; "medicative drugs"; "medicinal herbs"; "medicinal properties"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
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