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antidote

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noun an·ti·dote \ˈan-ti-ˌdōt\

Simple Definition of antidote

  • : a substance that stops the harmful effects of a poison

  • : something that corrects or improves the bad effects of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of antidote

  1. 1 :  a remedy to counteract the effects of poison

  2. 2 :  something that relieves, prevents, or counteracts <an antidote to boredom>

antidote

transitive verb

Examples of antidote in a sentence

  1. There is no antidote to this poison.

  2. For him, racing motorcycles is a great antidote to boredom.



Origin and Etymology of antidote

Middle English antidot, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidotos, from feminine of antidotos given as an antidote, from antididonai to give as an antidote, from anti- + didonai to give — more at date


First Known Use: 15th century


ANTIDOTE Defined for Kids

antidote

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noun an·ti·dote \ˈan-ti-ˌdōt\

Definition of antidote for Students

  1. :  something used to reverse or prevent the action of a poison




Medical Dictionary

antidote

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noun an·ti·dote \ˈant-i-ˌdōt\

Medical Definition of antidote

  1. :  a remedy that counteracts the effects of poison





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