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Prescribe/Proscribe/Prescription

Prescribe means “to set down authoritatively for direction” or “to set down a medical procedure in order to cure or alleviate symptoms.” The noun form is prescription, that is, something prescribed.

Proscribe means “prohibit or limit” or “ostracize or avoid in a social sense.” The noun form is proscription.

The words perscription and perscribe do not exist in English.

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