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medicine ball a large, heavy leather ball that is thrown back and forth in physical conditioning and exercise.
medicine dance a ritual dance performed by some North American Indian peoples to drive out disease, bring rain, invoke supernatural aid, or the like.
medicine man a healer, shaman, and spiritual leader, esp. among North American Indians.
medicine show a usu. small group of traveling salespeople who put on entertaining shows to attract customers for the patent medicines and other cures offered for sale.
medico (informal) one who does medical work; doctor or medical student.
medieval of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Middle Ages.
Medieval Greek the form of the Greek language used in the Middle Ages.
medievalism medieval beliefs, customs, or practices. [3 definitions]
medievalist a student or scholar of some aspect of medieval culture such as philosophy or art. [2 definitions]
Medieval Latin the form of the Latin language used in the Middle Ages.
Medina a city in western Saudi Arabia, holy to Islam because Muhammad is buried there.
mediocre of average to poor quality; ordinary.
mediocrity the quality or condition of being mediocre. [2 definitions]
meditate to think calmly, deeply, and at length; contemplate, muse, or ponder (sometimes fol. by "on" or "upon"). [3 definitions]
meditation sustained thought or self-forgetful concentration, esp. for the purposes of religious devotion or relaxation. [2 definitions]
meditative disposed to, marked by, or indicating meditation; deeply thoughtful.
Mediterranean a sea bordered on the north by Europe and Asia, and on the south by Africa; Mediterranean Sea. [5 definitions]
Mediterranean fruit fly a small two-winged fruit fly, the larvae of which infest and feed on many types of fruit.
Mediterranean Sea a sea bordered on the north by Europe and Asia, and on the south by Africa.
medium an intervening substance or agency through which a force is effective. [11 definitions]
medium frequency any radio wave with a frequency of between three hundred and three thousand kilohertz.