1. (verb) (-tia) to treat, apply medicines.
Nō te taenga ki taua moutere ka atawhaitia e ngā mihinare, ka rongoātia, ka whāngaia ki ngā kai papai, ā kāhore i roa kua ora (TWMNT 18/6/1823:66). / When they arrived at that island they were looked after by the missionaries, treated and fed with healthy food, and it wasn't long before they were well.
2. (verb) (-tia) to preserve.
3. (noun) remedy, medicine, drug, cure, medication, treatment, solution (to a problem), tonic.
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1. (noun) natural remedy, traditional treatment, Māori medicine.
Ka tae ki ēnei rā, kei te kaha te tautoko i ngā mahi Māori – tae atu ki te rongoā. Ka tahuri ētahi ki ngā rongoā Māori hei whakaora i ngā taumahatanga (Te Ara 2013). / Today Māori culture is strongly supported – including medicine. Some people have turned to these traditional treatments to heal serious illnesses.
1. (noun) anaesthetic.
Tērā he makimaki kei ngā whare huihuinga kīrehe i Ingarangi, i āhua tangitangi, te take, he mamae nōna, i te niho tunga. Tirotirohia ana e tētahi tohunga unu niho, kātahi ka whakaarohia kia whakamoea taua makimaki ki ngā rongoā whai mana ki te whakatūpāpaku i te kurī, tangata hoki. Te ingoa o taua rongoā whakamoe, whakatupapaku, whakamate rawa - he kororohama (KO 15/6/1882:3). / There was a monkey at the zoo in England that was crying a little, the reason being it had toothache. It was looked at by a dentist who then decided that the monkey should be put to sleep with medicine that had the power to make an animal or person unconscious. The name of that anaesthetic is chloroform.