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Definition of "medicine-chest" [medicine-chest]

  • A chest for holding medicines, together with such instruments and appliances as are necessary for the purposes of surgery. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "medicine-chest" in a sentence
  • "Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored a medicine-chest clean-out, during which folks were urged to clear out their cabinets and bring unneeded medications to designated drop-off spots."
  • "She knew where the medicine-chest stood, at the rear of the room beyond the stove, and thither, by the legs, she dragged the struggling man."
  • "Yesterday I overhauled the medicine-chest, and I dosed my chunks of fat pork and bread with the contents of every bottle that bore a label of skull and cross-bones."