tr.v. med·i·cat·ed, med·i·cat·ing, med·i·cates
a. To administer a medicinal substance to (a patient).
b. To treat (a disease or condition) with medication.
2. To add a medicinal agent to (a substance): The lozenges are medicated with menthol.
[Latin medicāre, medicāt-, from medicus, doctor, from medērī, to heal; see med- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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