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rem·e·dy

 (rĕm′ĭ-dē)
n. pl. rem·e·dies
1. Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
2.
a. Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error.
b. Law The means of obtaining redress of a wrong or enforcement of a right.
3. The allowance by a mint for deviation from the standard weight or quality of coins.
tr.v. rem·e·died, rem·e·dy·ing, rem·e·dies
1. To relieve or cure (a disease or disorder).
2. To counteract or rectify (a problem, mistake, or undesirable situation). See Synonyms at correct.

[Middle English remedie, from Old French, from Latin remedium : re-, re- + medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

remedy

(ˈrɛmɪdɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Medicine) (usually foll by: for or against) any drug or agent that cures a disease or controls its symptoms
2. (usually foll by: for or against) anything that serves to put a fault to rights, cure defects, improve conditions, etc: a remedy for industrial disputes.
3. the legally permitted variation from the standard weight or quality of coins; tolerance
vb (tr)
4. (Medicine) to relieve or cure (a disease, illness, etc) by or as if by a remedy
5. to put to rights (a fault, error, etc); correct
[C13: from Anglo-Norman remedie, from Latin remedium a cure, from remedērī to heal again, from re- + medērī to heal; see medical]
remediable adj
reˈmediably adv
ˈremediless adj

rem•e•dy

(ˈrɛm ɪ di)

n., pl. -dies, n.
1. something, as a medicine, that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder.
2. something that corrects or removes an evil, error, or undesirable condition.
3. legal redress; the legal means of enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
v.t.
4. to cure or relieve.
5. to restore to the proper condition; put right: to remedy a matter.
6. to counteract or remove: to remedy an evil.
[1175–1225; remedie < Anglo-French < Latin remedium <re- re- + med(ērī) to heal (compare medical) + -ium -ium1]
rem′e•di•less, adj.

remedy


Past participle: remedied
Gerund: remedying

Imperative
remedy
remedy
Present
I remedy
you remedy
he/she/it remedies
we remedy
you remedy
they remedy
Preterite
I remedied
you remedied
he/she/it remedied
we remedied
you remedied
they remedied
Present Continuous
I am remedying
you are remedying
he/she/it is remedying
we are remedying
you are remedying
they are remedying
Present Perfect
I have remedied
you have remedied
he/she/it has remedied
we have remedied
you have remedied
they have remedied
Past Continuous
I was remedying
you were remedying
he/she/it was remedying
we were remedying
you were remedying
they were remedying
Past Perfect
I had remedied
you had remedied
he/she/it had remedied
we had remedied
you had remedied
they had remedied
Future
I will remedy
you will remedy
he/she/it will remedy
we will remedy
you will remedy
they will remedy
Future Perfect
I will have remedied
you will have remedied
he/she/it will have remedied
we will have remedied
you will have remedied
they will have remedied
Future Continuous
I will be remedying
you will be remedying
he/she/it will be remedying
we will be remedying
you will be remedying
they will be remedying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been remedying
you have been remedying
he/she/it has been remedying
we have been remedying
you have been remedying
they have been remedying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been remedying
you will have been remedying
he/she/it will have been remedying
we will have been remedying
you will have been remedying
they will have been remedying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been remedying
you had been remedying
he/she/it had been remedying
we had been remedying
you had been remedying
they had been remedying
Conditional
I would remedy
you would remedy
he/she/it would remedy
we would remedy
you would remedy
they would remedy
Past Conditional
I would have remedied
you would have remedied
he/she/it would have remedied
we would have remedied
you would have remedied
they would have remedied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remedy - act of correcting an error or a fault or an evilremedy - act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
correction, rectification - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
salve - anything that remedies or heals or soothes; "he needed a salve for his conscience"
2.remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve painremedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
acoustic - a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
antidote, counterpoison - a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
emetic, nauseant, vomitive, vomit - a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
lenitive - remedy that eases pain and discomfort
lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
magic bullet - a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease; "there is no magic bullet against cancer"
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
alleviant, palliative, alleviator - remedy that alleviates pain without curing
catholicon, cure-all, nostrum, panacea - hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
preventative, preventive, prophylactic - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
Verb1.remedy - set straight or rightremedy - set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
correct, right, rectify - make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
2.remedy - provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

remedy

noun
1. solution, relief, redress, antidote, corrective, panacea, countermeasure a remedy for economic ills
2. cure, treatment, specific, medicine, therapy, antidote, panacea, restorative, relief, nostrum, physic (rare), medicament, counteractive natural remedies to overcome winter infections
verb
1. put right, redress, rectify, reform, fix, correct, solve, repair, relieve, ameliorate, set to rights A great deal has been done to remedy the situation.
2. cure, treat, heal, help, control, ease, restore, relieve, soothe, alleviate, mitigate, assuage, palliate He's been remedying a hamstring injury.

remedy

noun
1. An agent used to restore health:
2. Something that corrects or counteracts:
verb
1. To rectify (an undesirable or unhealthy condition):
2. To make right what is wrong:
Translations
عَلاجعِلاجيُعالِج، يُداوي
léknápravanapravit
afhjælpekurmiddel
lääke
lijek
ellenszerorvosolorvosság
lækning, ráî; lyfráîa bót á, laga
治療
의약품
pataisõspoveikio priemonėteisės gynimo priemonė
labotlīdzētzāles
zdravilo
botemedel
ยาและการรักษา
çareçaresini bulmakdüzeltmekilâç
phương thuốc

remedy

[ˈremədɪ]
A. N (gen) → remedio m
a good remedy for a sore throatun buen remedio para el dolor de garganta
to be past remedy (Med, fig) → no tener remedio
there's no remedy for thateso no tiene remedio
the best remedy for that is to protesteso se remedia protestando
to have no remedy at lawno tener recurso legal
B. VT (Med) [+ illness] → curar (fig) [+ situation] → remediar
that's soon remediedeso es fácil remediarlo, eso queda arreglado fácilmente

remedy

[ˈrɛmədi]
n
(= cure) → remède m
a remedy for sth → un remède contre qch, un remède à qch
a good remedy for a sore throat → un bon remède contre le mal de gorge
(= solution) → remède m
a remedy for sth → un remède contre qch
a remedy for unemployment → un remède contre le chômage
vt [+ mistake, problem, situation] → remédier à

remedy

n (Med, fig) → Mittel nt(for gegen); (= medication)Heilmittel nt(for gegen); (Jur) → Rechtsmittel nt; the situation is past or beyond remedydie Lage ist hoffnungslos verloren or irreparabel; unless we can find a remedywenn wir keinen Ausweg or keine Lösung finden
vt (Med) → heilen; (fig) defect, fault, deficiency, problembeheben; situationbessern; abuse, evilabhelfen (+dat); his faults cannot be remediedman kann ihn nicht von seinen Fehlern heilen; the situation cannot be remedieddie Lage ist hoffnungslos

remedy

[ˈrɛmədɪ]
1. n remedy (for)rimedio (contro or per)
2. vt (situation, problem, defect) → rimediare a; (loss) → porre riparo a

remedy

(ˈremədi) plural ˈremedies noun
a cure for an illness or something bad. I know a good remedy for toothache.
verb
to put right. These mistakes can be remedied.
remedial (rəˈmiːdiəl) adjective
able to, or intended to, put right or to correct or cure. She does remedial work with the less clever children; remedial exercises.

remedy

عَلاج náprava kur Heilmittel γιατρειά remedio lääke remède lijek rimedio 治療 의약품 remedie motmiddel lekarstwo remédio лекарство botemedel ยาและการรักษา çare phương thuốc 治疗法

rem·e·dy

n. remedio, cura, medicamento;
vt. remediar, curar.

remedy

n (pl -dies) remedio; cough — remedio para la tos; home — remedio casero
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Neither doth it follow, that because these fames are a sign of troubles, that the suppressing of them with too much severity, should be a remedy of troubles.
If we had any remedy to apply, or even any hope to offer, we might feel some hesitation in keeping our secret.
A patient who finds his disorder daily growing worse, and that an efficacious remedy can no longer be delayed without extreme danger, after coolly revolving his situation, and the characters of different physicians, selects and calls in such of them as he judges most capable of administering relief, and best entitled to his confidence.
Because, if one is on the spot, disorders are seen as they spring up, and one can quickly remedy them; but if one is not at hand, they are heard of only when they are great, and then one can no longer remedy them.
you have got your favourite vice, too; only your vice isn't mine, and mine isn't yours), I next applied the one infallible remedy--that remedy being, as you know, ROBINSON CRUSOE.
What remedy then shall we find for these three disorder; and first, to prevent stealing from necessity, let every one be supplied with a moderate subsistence, which may make the addition of his own industry necessary; second to prevent stealing to procure the luxuries of life, temperance be enjoined; and thirdly, let those who wish for pleasure in itself seek for it only in philosophy, all others want the assistance of men.
He was therefore seldom unprovided with a small switch, a remedy of wonderful force, as he had often essayed, and which the word villain served as a hint for his applying.
And Rose willingly received the pretty pillow, and stood enjoying its faint, sweet odour, as she listened to the doctor's next remedy.
The pursuit of the new remedy for stimulating a sluggish brain took him to a public house, kept by the professional pedestrian who had the honor of training him when he contended at Athletic Sports.
I know the effect it will have when I break the news to her, but I am prepared with my remedy.
He had no remedy in this exigence but to go with the ship, and had a pretty good voyage as far as the Banks (so they call the place where they catch the fish), where, meeting with a French ship bound from France to Quebec, and from thence to Martinico, to carry provisions, he thought he should have an opportunity to complete his first design, but when he came to Quebec, the master of the ship died, and the vessel proceeded no further; so the next voyage he shipped himself for France, in the ship that was burned when we took them up at sea, and then shipped with us for the East Indies, as I have already said.
with its catalogue of wrongdoings and violence ever increasing until Aidos and Nemesis are forced to leave mankind who thenceforward shall have `no remedy against evil'.