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medicate (v.)

"to treat medicinally," 1620s, a back-formation from medication, or else from Late Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare, medicari "to medicate, heal, cure" (poetic and Late Latin) from medicus "physician; healing" (from PIE root *med- "take appropriate measures"). Related: Medicated; medicating. The earlier verb in English was simply medicinen (late 14c.).

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Definitions of medicate from WordNet

medicate (v.)
impregnate with a medicinal substance;
medicate (v.)
treat medicinally, treat with medicine;
Synonyms: medicine
From wordnet.princeton.edu