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1remedy

noun rem·e·dy \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

Synonym Discussion of REMEDY

correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to make right what is wrong. correct implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, defects <correct your spelling>. rectify implies a more essential changing to make something right, just, or properly controlled or directed <rectify a misguided policy>. emend specifically implies correction of a text or manuscript <emend a text>. remedy implies removing or making harmless a cause of trouble, harm, or evil <set out to remedy the evils of the world>. redress implies making compensation or reparation for an unfairness, injustice, or imbalance <redress past social injustices>. amend, reform, revise imply an improving by making corrective changes, amend usually suggesting slight changes <amend a law>, reform implying drastic change <plans to reform the court system>, and revise suggesting a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes <revise the schedule>.

correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error <correct answers> <socially correct dress>. accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care <an accurate description>. exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth <exact measurements>. precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation <precise calibration>. nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination <makes nice distinctions>. right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault <the right thing to do>.

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum
REMEDIES Defined for Kids

1remedy

noun rem·e·dy \ˈre-mə-dē\
plural rem·e·dies

Definition of REMEDY for Kids

1
:  a medicine or treatment that cures or relieves
2
:  something that corrects a problem

2remedy

verb
rem·e·diedrem·e·dy·ing

Definition of REMEDY for Kids

:  to provide or serve as a cure or solution for <An explanation remedied the confusion.>
Medical Dictionary

remedy

noun rem·e·dy \ˈrem-əd-ē\
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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