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1. A remedy or other agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison.
2. An agent that relieves or counteracts: jogging as an antidote to nervous tension.
tr.v. an·ti·dot·ed, an·ti·dot·ing, an·ti·dotes
To relieve or counteract with an antidote: "Hallie's family life is laced with the poison of self-hatred, a poison that Sam has antidoted with love and understanding" (Christopher Swan).

[Middle English, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidoton, from antididonai, antido-, to give as a remedy against : anti-, anti- + didonai, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

an′ti·dot′al (ăn′tĭ-dōt′l) adj.
an′ti·dot′al·ly adv.
Usage Note: Antidote may be followed by to, for, or against: an antidote to boredom; an antidote for snakebite; an antidote against inflation.
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Adj.1.antidotal - counteracting the effects of a poisonantidotal - counteracting the effects of a poison
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In response to the mounting evidence and constant flow of scientific and antidotal reports, Steep Hill Halent Labs are systematically testing and publishing current information with Elemental Wellness.
International guidelines drawn up by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists were used to assess the gastric decontamination procedures followed, as well as the appropriate administration of antidotal therapy in paracetamol poisoning.
Fortunately, we have the antidotal chemistry to parry theirs.
3--Lucius has just transformed into an ass when he espies an antidotal garland of roses decorating a shrine of the horse goddess Epona within the stable:
Lost of Dendritic Connectivity in CA1,CA2,CA3 Neutron in Hippocompas in Rat under Aluminium Toxicity, Antidotal Effect of Pyridoxine.
Ruta species are sources of diverse classes of natural products such as flavonoids, alkaloids, essential oils, coumarins, phenols, saponins lignans, and triterpenes, with biological activities including antifungal, antioxidant, phytotoxic, abortive, depressant, antidotal and anti-inflammatory [15,10,12,20,21].
Prof Baillie added that the team are also looking at the possibility that tea could have antidotal qualities.
For many, there is also antidotal evidence of embarrassment with being unable to clearly discern a simple conversation in a crowded or public space.
On the antidotal treatment of the epidemic cholera.
Positive assays would require confirmatory quantitative serum determinations to evaluate the need for antidotal therapy with acetylcysteine.
Once the relationship has been established, the authors will offer antidotal hypotheses for such findings.