HyperDic: prescription

English > 5 senses of the word prescription:
NOUNcommunicationprescriptiondirections prescribed beforehand
artifactprescription, prescription drug, prescription medicine, ethical druga drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
communicationprescriptionwritten instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
communicationprescriptionwritten instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient
ADJECTIVEallprescriptionavailable only with a doctor's written prescription
prescription > pronunciation
Soundsprahskrih'pshahn
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English > prescription: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningavailable only with a doctor's written prescription.
Example"a prescription drug"
Categorymedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Oppositenonprescription, over-the-counterpurchasable without a doctor's prescription
Spanishprescrita, recetada
English > prescription: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningDirections prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions.
Example"I tried to follow her prescription for success"
Broaderdirection, instructionA message describing how something is to be done
Spanishprescripción
Catalanprescripció
Verbsprescribeissue commands or orders for
English > prescription: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist.
Example"he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"
Synonymsprescription drug, prescription medicine, ethical drug
NarrowerrefillA prescription drug that is provided again
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Oppositeover-the-counter drug, over-the-counter medicineA drug that is sold without a prescription
Spanishprescripción, receta
Catalanprescripció, recepta
English > prescription: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningwritten instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person.
Broaderwritten communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
English > prescription: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaningwritten instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient.
Broaderwritten communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

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