Medicinal vs Medicated - What's the difference?

medicinal | medicated |


As an adjective medicinal

is having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.

As a noun medicinal

is any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.

As a verb medicated is

(medicate).

medicinal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.
  • Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain.
  • Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice.
  • See also

    * salutary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.
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    medicated

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (medicate)
  • Anagrams

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    medicate

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To prescribe or administer medication.
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