- of, relating to, or having the properties of a medicine; curative; remedial: medicinal properties; medicinal substances.
- unpalatable; disagreeable: a medicinal taste.
- relating to or having therapeutic properties
- a medicinal substance
adj.late 14c., from Old French medicinal and directly from Latin medicinalis “pertaining to medicine,” from medicina (see medicine). Related: Medicinally. adj.
- Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.