US: /ˈmɛdəsən/
UK: /mˈɛdsən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

medicine /'medsin/
  • danh từ
    • y học, y khoa
    • thuốc
      • to take medicine: uống thuốc
    • khoa nội
    • bùa ngải, phép ma, yêu thuật (ở những vùng còn lạc hậu)
    • to give someone a dose (taste) of his own medicine
      • lấy gậy ông đập lưng ông
    • to take one's medicine
      • ngậm đắng nuốt cay; chịu đựng sự trừng phạt
    • chữa bệnh bằng thuốc uống

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] the study and treatment of diseases and injuries: advances in modern medicine + to study / practise medicine + traditional / conventional / orthodox medicine + alternative medicine
2 [U, C] a substance, especially a liquid that you drink or swallow in order to cure an illness: Did you take your medicine? + cough medicine + Chinese herbal medicines
Idioms: the best medicine the best way of improving a situation, especially of making you feel happier: Laughter is the best medicine.
a taste / dose of your own medicine the same bad treatment that you have given to others: Let the bully have a taste of his own medicine.

Thesaurus dictionary

medication, medicament, remedy, drug, pharmaceutical, prescription, Archaic physic; nostrum, panacea, cure-all:
There is no medicine that can cure your affliction.

Collocation dictionary

1 science of treating/preventing illness


advances in modern medicine
| traditional
qualified in traditional Chinese medicine
| folk
Garlic was widely used in folk medicine.
| conventional, orthodox | alternative, complementary, holistic, homeopathic | preventative, preventive | academic, clinical, forensic, scientific | general
She gave up general medicine to specialize in geriatric medicine.
| geriatric, obstetric, paediatric, veterinary, etc. | Chinese, Western | private, public health
She believed private medicine was a threat to the existence of the National Health Service.


train in | qualify in | practise
people practising alternative medicine


a branch of medicine

More information about SUBJECT


of study do, read, study ~ do ~
is more commonly used with school subjects (but may also be used with university subjects):She did maths, physics and chemistry at school.

study ~
is used with both school and university subjects:He studied German at school. She went on to study mathematics at university.

read ~
is only used with university subjects and is quite formal:She was educated privately and at Pembroke College, where she read classics.

lecture in, teach ~
He taught music at a school in Edinburgh.

Other verbs used withsubjectcan also be used with particular subjects of study:Half the students take geography at A level. We offer accounting as a subsidiary course.

~ degree, a degree/diploma in ~
a law degree a higher diploma in fine art

~ class, course, lecture, lesson
The genetics lectures are on a different campus.

~ department, a/the department of ~
All enquiries should be made to the Department of Architecture.

~ graduate, student, undergraduate
Some architecture graduates gain further qualifications in specialist fields.

~ lecturer, teacher, tutor
He's an English teacher at Highland Road School.

~ professor, (a) professor of ~
She's professor of linguistics at the University of Wales.

the study of ~
The study of philosophy helps you to think critically.

in ~
He got As in history and art.

2 substance taken to treat an illness


powerful, strong | cough
a bottle of cough medicine
| herbal | prescription




take | swallow | prescribe (sb) | administer, give sb | treat sb with


bottle, chest


~ for
medicine for a chest infection

Concise English dictionary

medicines'medɪsɪn /'medsɪn
+the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
+(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
+the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
+punishment for one's actions
+treat medicinally, treat with medicine