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medicine
  • noun
    The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery) (he made distinguished contributions to pathology and medicine)
    A drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease. (give her some medicine)
    (especially among some North American Indian peoples) a spell, charm, or fetish believed to have healing, protective, or other power. (Fleur was murdering him by use of bad medicine)

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