As a verb medicate
is to prescribe or administer medication.
As an adjective mediate is
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To prescribe or administer medication.
To resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties.
To intervene between conflicting parties in order to resolve differences or bring about a settlement.
To divide into two equal parts.
To act as an intermediary causal or communicative agent; convey
Acting through a mediating agency.
* (Oliver Sacks)
Intermediate between extremes.
- Vygotsky saw the development of language and mental powers as neither learned, in the ordinary way, nor emerging epigenetically, but as being social and mediate in nature, as arising from the interaction of adult and child, and as internalizing the cultural instrument of language for the processes of thought.
Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
* Sir W. Hamilton
- (Francis Bacon)
- An act of mediate knowledge is complex.