A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (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. medicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (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. Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc. medicar
to give medicine to estar medicado to be on medication jabón medicado medicated soap
medicarse to take medicine Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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