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1. A prescription for medicine or a medical appliance.
2. A remedy, cure, or solution for a disorder or problem.
[Alteration of ℞, symbol used in prescriptions, abbreviation of Latin recipe, sing. imperative of recipere, to take; see receive.]
[from Latin r(ecipe) take ]
2. (in prescriptions) take.
3. tens of rupees.
[< Latin, representing a manuscript abbr. of recipe; see recipe]