medication (n.) early 15c., "medical treatment of a disease or wound," from M.Fr. médication and directly from L. medicationem (nom. medicatio) "healing, cure," from pp. stem of medicare, medicari "to medicate, heal, cure" (poetic and Late Latin) from medicus "physician, healing" (see MEDICAL (Cf. medical) (adj.)).

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