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pre·scrip·tion

prescription

 
 
pronunciation:
prih skrIp shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an order written by a doctor for medicine to treat a patient.
Nadia's doctor gave her a prescription for cough medicine.
 
definition 2: the act of prescribing or the thing prescribed.
She picked up her prescription at the pharmacy.
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The word prescription contains the following parts:
scrib, script Latin root that means to write
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.