antidotal

adjective

an·​ti·​dot·​al ˌan-ti-ˈdō-tᵊl How to pronounce antidotal (audio)
: of, relating to, or acting as an antidote
antidotally adverb

Examples of antidotal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But methanol is more lethal, say the article authors, and methanol poisoning often requires antidotal therapy as well as supporting therapy and critical care. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 23 June 2020 Ortiz recommended people in areas where the epidemic is centered should be carrying the antidotal substance Narcan or naloxone. Fox News, 4 Oct. 2019 In the context of Asia’s growing affluence, aging—a process many consumers around the world approach with fear and loathing, and attempt to fend off with expensive creams, supplements, and all manner of antidotal services—has taken on a new appeal. Catherine Feliciano-Chon, Quartz, 29 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antidotal was in 1646

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“Antidotal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antidotal. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

antidotal

adjective
an·​ti·​dot·​al ˌant-i-ˈdōt-ᵊl How to pronounce antidotal (audio)
: of, relating to, or acting as an antidote
antidotally adverb

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