verb (used with object), med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing.
- to treat with medicine or medicaments.
- to impregnate with a medicine: medicated cough drops; a medicated bandage.
- to cover or impregnate (a wound, etc) with an ointment, cream, etc
- to treat (a patient) with a medicine
- to add a medication to (a bandage, shampoo, etc)
v.“to treat medicinally,” 1620s, a back-formation from medication, or else from Late Latin medicatus, past participle of medicare. Related: Medicated; medicating. The earlier verb in English was simply medicin (late 14c.). v.
- To treat by medicine.
- To tincture or permeate with a medicinal substance.