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antidote

a remedy for counteracting a poison or disease: She was given an antidote immediately.
Not to be confused with:
anecdote – a brief story relating an interesting or amusing event: His anecdote was very funny.
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an·ti·dote

 (ăn′tĭ-dōt′)
n.
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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antidote

(ˈæntɪˌdəʊt)
n
1. (Medicine) med a drug or agent that counteracts or neutralizes the effects of a poison
2. anything that counteracts or relieves a harmful or unwanted condition; remedy
[C15: from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidoton something given as a countermeasure, from anti- + didonai to give]
ˌantiˈdotal adj
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an•ti•dote

(ˈæn tɪˌdoʊt)

n., v. -dot•ed, -dot•ing. n.
1. a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
2. something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted effects: an antidote to crime.
v.t.
3. to counteract with an antidote.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin antidotum < Greek antídoton something given against =anti- anti- + dotón neuter of dotós given, v. adj. of didónai to give (c. datum)]
an`ti•dot′al, adj.
an`ti•dot′al•ly, adv.
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an·ti·dote

(ăn′tĭ-dōt′)
1. A substance that counteracts the effects of poison.
2. Something that relieves or counteracts something: Baking soda is often used as an antidote to indigestion.
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antidote

a remedy to counteract a harmful substance in the body.
See also: Remedies
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antidote - a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poisonantidote - a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
atropine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
obidoxime chloride - a chloride used as an antidote for nerve gases such as sarin or VX
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antidote

noun
1. remedy, cure, preventive, corrective, neutralizer, nostrum, countermeasure, antitoxin, antivenin, counteragent He noticed their sickness and prepared an antidote.
2. cure, remedy, corrective, nostrum, countermeasure Massage is a wonderful antidote to stress.
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antidote

noun
Something that corrects or counteracts:
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Translations
تِرْيَاقمُضاد لِلسُّم، تِرْياق
protijedprotilátka
modgift
پادزهر
vastamyrkky
proutotrov
ellenméregellenszer
móteitur
解毒剤
해독제
priešnuodis
pretlīdzeklis
protijed
motgift
ยาถอนพิษ
thuốc giải độc

antidote

[ˈæntɪdəʊt] N (Med) → antídoto m (for, to contra) (fig) → remedio m (for, to contra, para)
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antidote

[ˈæntidəʊt] n
(to poison)antidote m, contrepoison m
(to unpleasant feeling or situation)antidote m
an antidote to sth → un antidote à qch, un antidote contre qch
Work is a wonderful antidote to depression → Le travail est un excellent antidote à la dépression.anti-fascism [ˌæntiˈfæʃɪzəm] nmouvement m antifasciste
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antidote

[ˈæntɪdəʊt] nantidoto
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antidote

(ˈӕntidout) noun
a medicine etc which is given to prevent a poison acting on a person etc. If you are bitten by a poisonous snake, you have to be given an antidote.
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antidote

تِرْيَاق protijed modgift Gegenmittel αντίδοτο antídoto vastamyrkky antidote proutotrov antidoto 解毒剤 해독제 tegengif motgift odtrutka antídoto противоядие motgift ยาถอนพิษ panzehir thuốc giải độc 解毒剂
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an·ti·dote

n. antídoto, contraveneno; agente que combate los effectos de un veneno.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

antidote

n antídoto
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References in classic literature ?
The necessary antidotes had been administered in time and she was now out of danger, though still so weak that it was out of the question to move her to the country, and so the countess had been sent for.
Certainly, the politic and artificial nourishing, and entertaining of hopes, and carrying men from hopes to hopes, is one of the best antidotes against the poison of discontentments.
Jones began to entertain strong hopes that his Sophia was present; and these hopes gave him more spirits than the lights, the music, and the company; though these are pretty strong antidotes against the spleen.
"Sorry, old man, but it's a native poison, and there are no known antidotes for native poisons.
He sold a drug, pretending that it was an antidote to all poisons, and obtained a great name for himself by long-winded puffs and advertisements.
But I have now your assurance at my back, and shall put it in my book, and make it an antidote to my black humours.'
Then the bands turned their instruments towards Cathy and burst in with that rollicking frenzy of a tune, "Oh, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home - yes, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home!" and followed it instantly with "Dixie," that antidote for melancholy, merriest and gladdest of all military music on any side of the ocean - and that was the end.
It came into my mind when I began to chew it that perhaps it might be that venomous herb against which no antidote had yet been found, but persuading myself afterwards that my fears were merely chimerical, I continued to chew it, till a man accidentally meeting me, and seeing me with a handful of it, cried out to me that I was poisoned; I had happily not swallowed any of it, and throwing out what I had in my mouth, I returned God thanks for this instance of his protection.
Sewing, stitching, any labour, Having always work to do, To the poison Love instilleth Is the antidote most sure.
To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility.
WE HAVE seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger, as the conservator of peace among ourselves, as the guardian of our commerce and other common interests, as the only substitute for those military establishments which have subverted the liberties of the Old World, and as the proper antidote for the diseases of faction, which have proved fatal to other popular governments, and of which alarming symptoms have been betrayed by our own.
We often pity the poor, because they have no leisure to mourn their departed relatives, and necessity obliges them to labour through their severest afflictions: but is not active employment the best remedy for overwhelming sorrow--the surest antidote for despair?