medicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to administer medication to)
a. to give medicine to
El enfermero medicó al paciente siguiendo las indicaciones del doctor.The nurse gave medicine to the patient following the doctor's indications.
b. to medicate
El veterinario nos recomendó medicar al perro para acelerar su recuperación.The vet advised us to medicate our dog to speed up her recovery.
medicarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to take medication)
a. to take medicine
No debes medicarte tú la infección sólo porque hayas leído algo en el Internet.You shouldn't take medicine for an infection just because you read about it on the Internet.
b. to self-medicate
Si me duele la garganta me medico por mi cuenta en vez de ir al doctor.When I have sore throat I self-medicate instead of going to the doctor.
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medicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to give medicine to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to take medicine
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medicar
transitive verb
to give medicine to
estar medicado to be on medication
el fallecido estaba muy medicado se observan trastornos depresivos en pacientes medicados con fármacos -los ansiolíticos, por ejemplo
jabón medicado medicated soap
si se trata de piel muy grasa o acnéica utiliza un jabón medicado
pronominal verb
medicarse to take medicine
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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