remedy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in classic literature ?
The quick-sighted scout perceived his danger without knowing how to remedy it.
But it will be very easy to remedy it, and see less of them.
Instead of a reprimand for their previous negligence, the case seemed rather to require an eulogium on their praiseworthy caution after the mischief had happened; a grateful recognition of the promptitude of their zeal the moment that there was no longer any remedy.
On leaving her, after my first outbreak, I had of course returned to my pupils, associating the right remedy for my dismay with that sense of their charm which I had already found to be a thing I could positively cultivate and which had never failed me yet.
Here was a remedy for the smoking habit, twenty-five doses for a quarter, and a cure absolutely guaranteed in ten doses.
They will wait, well disposed, for other to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret.
But methinks that is a scurf that will fall off fast enough--that the natural remedy is to be found in the proportion which the night bears to the day, the winter to the summer, thought to experience.
allow me to propose a remedy, to efface the shame, and to render it as if not done.
It had given me a view of my wretched condi- tion, without the remedy.
These were the ladies whom Emma found herself very frequently able to collect; and happy was she, for her father's sake, in the power; though, as far as she was herself concerned, it was no remedy for the absence of Mrs.
She still screamed and sobbed lustily, kicked her two brothers for offering to touch her, and all their united soothings were ineffectual till Lady Middleton luckily remembering that in a scene of similar distress last week, some apricot marmalade had been successfully applied for a bruised temple, the same remedy was eagerly proposed for this unfortunate scratch, and a slight intermission of screams in the young lady on hearing it, gave them reason to hope that it would not be rejected.
Brocklehurst's eye into an artful, noxious child, and what could I do to remedy the injury?