Main definitions of medic in English

: medic1medic2

medic1

noun

  • 1British informal A medical practitioner or student.

    • ‘Equally, though no-one would begrudge mature students retraining as medics, it is fanciful to suppose that they alone can make up the shortfall.’
    • ‘After decades of isolation, Iraq's 32 000 doctors and medics need to update their knowledge.’
    • ‘They are arresting medics and ambulance drivers, including foreign volunteer medical workers.’
    • ‘A Muslim hospital chaplain has teamed up with Bradford medics to help deliver health services sensitive to cultural needs.’
    • ‘For the next two and a half days, the boy remained in the intensive care ward while doctors, nurses and medics helped him recover.’
    • ‘Instead, they say, the trained medics will be able to ease pressure on overstretched emergency hospital units.’
    • ‘Throughout the film, the pair are forced to grapple with ethical dilemmas about their role as medics.’
    • ‘They will be accompanied by an initial medical team which includes two doctors and four medics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The ship's operating theatre and 36-bed hospital saw doctors, nurses and medics stream aboard and become a hive of activity.’
    • ‘‘You're suffering from acute stress,’ said the medics who registered her illness as acute anxiety neurosis.’
    • ‘They include a surgeon, an emergency physician, intensive care specialists, nurses and medics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Doctors and medics treated victims at the scene as other rescue workers cut trapped passengers from the wreckage.’
    • ‘Meetings are also held with all senior medics involved in a patient's treatment.’
    • ‘He was rushed to Malton Hospital, but medics were unable to save him.’
    • ‘She was discharged from hospital on Sunday after medics had stitched-up her head wound.’
    • ‘The medics warn of an acute shortage of anaesthetists and a shortfall of 500 GPs by 2012.’
    physician, medical practitioner, medical man, medical woman, clinician, doctor of medicine, MD
  • 2US A paramedic in the armed forces.

    • ‘Smathers, who grew up with six sisters, said he was inspired to serve in the military by his father, who was an Army medic in World War II.’
    • ‘In 1956, he was drafted by the Army Medical Corp. to serve overseas as a medic at a clinic in Germany.’
    • ‘Burnham is a medic in the Army's 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash.’
    • ‘In World War II he served as a medic in the Army Air Forces at the Walter Reed Hospital.’
    • ‘At the centre of the hearings is Schmidt and Umbach's admission that they had taken the amphetamine Dexedrine, dispensed by Air Force medics.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

medic

/ˈmɛdɪk/

Main definitions of medic in English

: medic1medic2

medic2

noun

variant spelling of medick

Pronunciation

medic

/ˈmɛdɪk/