remedy


1rem·e·dy

noun \ˈre-mə-dē\

: a medicine or treatment that relieves pain or cures a usually minor illness

: a way of solving or correcting a problem

plural rem·e·dies

Full Definition of REMEDY

1
:  a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease
2
:  something that corrects or counteracts
3
:  the legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong
rem·e·di·less adjective

Examples of REMEDY

  1. Building more roads isn't always the best remedy for traffic congestion.
  2. The problem was beyond remedy.
  3. She was left without remedy since the court did not recognize her claim.

Origin of REMEDY

Middle English remedie, from Anglo-French, from Latin remedium, from re- + mederi to heal — more at medical
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

2remedy

verb

: to solve, correct, or improve (something)

remediedremedy·ing

Full Definition of REMEDY

transitive verb
:  to provide or serve as a remedy for :  relieve <remedy a social evil>

Examples of REMEDY

  1. Something must be done to remedy the problem.
  2. The conflict can be remedied by scheduling the meeting for next week.

First Known Use of REMEDY

15th century

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

rem·e·dy

noun \ˈrem-əd-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural rem·e·dies

Medical Definition of REMEDY

: a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease
remedy transitive verb, remedied remedy·ing

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