Main definitions of medic in English

: medic1medic2

medic1

noun

informal
  • 1A medical practitioner or student.

    • ‘Doctors and medics treated victims at the scene as other rescue workers cut trapped passengers from the wreckage.’
    • ‘The medics warn of an acute shortage of anaesthetists and a shortfall of 500 GPs by 2012.’
    • ‘One firefighter suffered burns to his neck, and was treated by ambulance medics at the scene.’
    • ‘He has completed 11 years service and is a trained medic.’
    • ‘He was rushed to Malton Hospital, but medics were unable to save him.’
    • ‘‘You're suffering from acute stress,’ said the medics who registered her illness as acute anxiety neurosis.’
    • ‘For the next two and a half days, the boy remained in the intensive care ward while doctors, nurses and medics helped him recover.’
    • ‘Equally, though no-one would begrudge mature students retraining as medics, it is fanciful to suppose that they alone can make up the shortfall.’
    • ‘Meetings are also held with all senior medics involved in a patient's treatment.’
    • ‘Throughout the film, the pair are forced to grapple with ethical dilemmas about their role as medics.’
    • ‘A Muslim hospital chaplain has teamed up with Bradford medics to help deliver health services sensitive to cultural needs.’
    • ‘Instead, they say, the trained medics will be able to ease pressure on overstretched emergency hospital units.’
    • ‘They include a surgeon, an emergency physician, intensive care specialists, nurses and medics.’
    • ‘The ship's operating theatre and 36-bed hospital saw doctors, nurses and medics stream aboard and become a hive of activity.’
    • ‘After decades of isolation, Iraq's 32 000 doctors and medics need to update their knowledge.’
    • ‘The public may love its angels but it holds its medics in awe.’
    • ‘The episode ends with Paul's unprovoked and vicious assault on the medics.’
    • ‘They are arresting medics and ambulance drivers, including foreign volunteer medical workers.’
    • ‘She was discharged from hospital on Sunday after medics had stitched-up her head wound.’
    • ‘They will be accompanied by an initial medical team which includes two doctors and four medics.’
    physician, medical practitioner, medical man, medical woman, clinician, doctor of medicine, md
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    1. 1.1US A medical corpsman who dispenses first aid at combat sites.
      • ‘Now having done his duty on the fronts, Silverheart commits to being the world's greatest healer and combat medic.’
      • ‘I'm no superwoman, just someone who can handle pain and has a couple of combat medics to keep an eye on her.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin medicus ‘physician’, from mederi ‘heal’.

Pronunciation

medic

/ˈmɛdɪk//ˈmedik/

Main definitions of medic in English

: medic1medic2

medic2

noun

Pronunciation

medic

/ˈmɛdɪk//ˈmedik/