medicative vs medicate

medicate vs medicative

medicative is an adjective but medicate is not an adjective.

medicative is not a verb while medicate is a verb.

Word NounAdjectiveVerbAdverb
medicative No Yes No No
medicate No No Yes No
medicative (adjective) medicate (adjective)
having the properties of medicine
medicative (verb) medicate (verb)
treat medicinally, treat with medicine
impregnate with a medicinal substance
Difference between medicative and medicate

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