Simple Definition of antidote
: a substance that stops the harmful effects of a poison
: something that corrects or improves the bad effects of something
Full Definition of antidote
1 : a remedy to counteract the effects of poison
2 : something that relieves, prevents, or counteracts <an antidote to boredom>
Examples of antidote
There is no antidote to this poison.
For him, racing motorcycles is a great antidote to boredom.
Origin 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
Rhymes with antidote
anecdote, assault boat, asymptote, billy goat, Capriote, cashmere goat, casting vote, Corfiote, creosote, dead man's float, entrecôte, ferryboat, flying boat, get one's goat, Huhehot, locomote, matelote, miss the boat, morning coat, motorboat, mountain goat, nanny goat, overcoat, paddleboat, papillote, passing note, pedal-note, petticoat, picketboat, polo coat, powerboat, quarter note, redingote, riverboat, rock the boat, rubythroat, Shabuoth, Sialkot, sixteenth note, sticky note, sugarcoat, symbiote, table d'hôte, undercoat, yellowthroat
ANTIDOTE Defined for Kids
Definition of antidote
: something used to reverse or prevent the action of a poison
Medical Definition of antidote
: a remedy that counteracts the effects of poison
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