verb (used with object), med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing.

  1. to treat with medicine or medicaments.
  2. to impregnate with a medicine: medicated cough drops; a medicated bandage.

verb (tr)

  1. to cover or impregnate (a wound, etc) with an ointment, cream, etc
  2. to treat (a patient) with a medicine
  3. 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.

  1. To treat by medicine.
  2. To tincture or permeate with a medicinal substance.

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