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v. pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing, pre·scribes
1. To set down as a rule, law, or direction: prescribed the terms of the surrender.
2. To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
1. To establish rules, laws, or directions.
2. To order a medicine or other treatment.
[Middle English prescriben, from Latin praescrībere : prae-, pre- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]
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recommended by a doctorlaid down or recommended formally
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|Adj.||1.||prescribed - set down as a rule or guide|
|2.||prescribed - fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time")|
settled - established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night"
|3.||prescribed - conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"|
regular - in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
|4.||prescribed - formally laid down or imposed; "positive laws"|
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
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[medicines, drugs, dose, dosage, treatment] → prescrit(e)
[period] → prescrit(e)
prescribed books (British) (SCHOOL) → œuvres fpl au programme
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a. pp. de to prescribe, recetado, ordenado-a.
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