Crossword clues for medicinal
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Medicinal \Me*dic"i*nal\, a. [L. medicinalis: cf. F. m['e]dicinal. See Medicine.]
Having curative or palliative properties; used for the cure or alleviation of bodily disorders; as, medicinal tinctures, plants, or springs.
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum.
Of or pertaining to medicine; medical.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Old French medicinal and directly from Latin medicinalis "pertaining to medicine," from medicina (see medicine). Related: Medicinally.
a. 1 Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical. 2 Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain. 3 Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice. n. Any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.
adj. having the properties of medicine; "medicative drugs"; "medicinal herbs"; "medicinal properties" [syn: medicative]
Usage examples of "medicinal".
The allyl and sulphur in the bulbs, together with their mucilaginous parts, relieve the sore mucous membranes, and quicken perspiration, whilst other medicinal virtues are exercised at the same time on the animal economy.
In medicinal doses it is anodyne, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, and diuretic.
The Germans have an almost superstitious belief in the medicinal virtues of Aniseed, and all their ordinary household bread is plentifully flavoured with the whole seeds.
Its medicinal action is astringent, with a reduced frequency of the pulse, and some gentle sedative effects, so that any tendency to coughing, etc.
Chemically, its medicinal principles depend on the special balsamic resin contained in the leaves and stems, as well as constituting the aromatic gum.
One sort of grape, the Bourdelas, or Verjus, being intensely sour when green, is never allowed to ripen, but its large berries are made to yield their acid liquor for use instead of vinegar or lemon juice, in sauces, drinks, and medicinal preparations.
And yet, notwithstanding all this concensus of praise from writers of different epochs, it does not appear that the Betony, under chemical analysis and research, shows itself as containing any special medicinal or curative constituents.
Meanwhile, the king and queen had been stricken with a wasting illness from which diviners said they could only recover if Pali Kongju would aid them by fetching the medicinal water from the Western Sky.
Perhaps she was staying away at the express orders of Miss Parr herself, or perhaps, as South suspected, she was availing herself of the medicinal properties of a dram or two of gin.
Feeling pleased with himself, he worked quickly with blister sherbet and some medicinal honey, then rubbed a toner cream into the massive, clawed reptile feet that had gone pink from irritation.
The ordinary medicinal dose of strophanthin is one five-hundredth of a grain.
Every medicinal substance must be administered in a state of the most perfect purity, and uncombined with any other.
But one day, One of those July days when winds have fled One knows not whither, I, most sick in mind With thoughts that shall be nameless, yet, no doubt, Wrong, or at least unhealthful, since though dark With gloom, and touched with discontent, they had No adequate excuse, nor cause, nor end, I, with these thoughts, and on this summer day, Entered the accustomed haunt, and found for once No medicinal virtue.
Lignaloes or agallochum, to be distinguished from the medicinal aloes.
Brandy, medicinal alcohol, plasters, antiseptic cream, antifungal ointment, bandages: all of these seemed of the highest importance.