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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *药* | 药* | *药
leaf of the iris / variant of 藥|药
HSK 2
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *药* | 药* | *药
medicine / drug / substance used for a specific purpose (e.g. poisoning, explosion, fermenting) / CL: 種|种, , / to poison
HSK 2
gunpowder
HSK 6
medical care and medicines / medicine (drug) / medical / pharmaceutical
(traditional) Chinese medicine / CL: , 種|种
to manufacture medicine
agricultural chemical / farm chemical / pesticide
Dioscorea polystachya / yam
to take medicine
herbal medicine
ammunition
Western medicine
prepared prescription (Chinese medicine)
veterinary medicines
Chinese herbal medicine
poison
to take medicine
explosive (material)
antidote
laxative
to prescribe medicine / to poison / to slip a drug (into sb's drink etc)
eye drops / eye ointment
anti-inflammatory medicine
good medicine / panacea / fig. a good solution / a good remedy (e.g. to a social problem)
lit. to prescribe the right medicine for an illness (idiom); fig. to study a problem to find the right way to solve it / to take appropriate steps
to take (illegal) drugs
Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora) / common herbaceous peony / peony used in TCM
to prescribe medicine
to use in medicine
effective medicine for a specific condition / highly effective medicine
medicine for colds
painkiller / analgesic / anodyne
anesthetic
over-the-counter drug
sleeping pill / CL:
Chinese traditional medicine
herbal plaster applied to a wound
legendary magic potion of immortals / panacea / fig. wonder solution to a problem
fake drugs
legendary magic potion of immortals / panacea / fig. wonder solution to a problem
patent medicine / medicine already made up
antipyretic (drug to reduce fever, such as sulfanilamide)
(lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
aphrodisiac
antibacterial
tisane / decoction (Chinese medicine)
lit. no antidote is possible (idiom); incurable / incorrigible / beyond redemption
analgesic
antidepressant
knockout drops / incapacitating agent / Mickey Finn
effective cure, miracle medicine (idiom); fig. wonder-cure for all problems / panacea / elixir
tonic
to dispense (drugs) / to prescribe
to decoct medicinal herbs
anesthetic / narcotic / chloroform
drugs ban (e.g. for athletes)
myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
to make up a prescription (of herbal medicine)
to apply eye drops / (fig.) to speak ill of sb / to bad-mouth
panacea
antivirals
orphan drug
anther (pollen sack on stamen)
different broth but the same old medicine (idiom); a change in name only / a change in form but not in substance
local anesthetic
dogskin plaster, used in TCM for treating contusions, rheumatism etc / quack medicine / sham goods
antidote
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
incurable / incorrigible / beyond cure / hopeless
hallucinogen / psychedelic drug
elixir of life
sedative
antihistamine
soporific drug
rat poison
insecticide
unprocessed medicinal herb
rat poison
liniment
medicine made from a single herb / drug made from a single substance
anesthetic / knockout drops
medicine to dispel phlegm (TCM)
antihypertensive drug
without agricultural chemicals / pesticide-free
chemical ammunition
(lit.) to have swallowed gunpowder / (fig.) to be ablaze with anger / ornery / snappy
Chinese traditional medicine
biological ammunition
rat poison
brewer's yeast / yeast for fermenting rice wine
myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) / also written 沒藥|没药
(fig.) to regret (doing sth)
trinitrotoluene (TNT), C6H2(NO2)3CH3
pharmacist
sedative drug
(slang) to take drugs / recreational drug
eight-jewel eye ointment (TCM)
suppository
seasonal medication
lit. to prescribe the right medicine for an illness (idiom); fig. to study a problem to find the right way to solve it / to take appropriate steps

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