an·​ti·​dot·​al | \ ˌan-ti-ˈdō-tᵊl How to pronounce antidotal (audio) \

Definition of antidotal

: of, relating to, or acting as an antidote

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from antidotal

antidotally \ ˌan-​ti-​ˈdō-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce antidotally (audio) \ 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,, "FDA Says 9 Hand Sanitizers May Contain Toxic Methanol—Here's What You Need to Know," 23 June 2020 Ortiz recommended people in areas where the epidemic is centered should be carrying the antidotal substance Narcan or naloxone. Fox News, "Ohio coroner says opioid crisis 'not going away' after 10 deaths in her county in just over one day," 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, "Asia’s affluent boomers are making aging aspirational," 29 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'antidotal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of antidotal

1646, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about antidotal

Time Traveler for antidotal

Time Traveler

The first known use of antidotal was in 1646

See more words from the same year

Statistics for antidotal

Cite this Entry

“Antidotal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for antidotal


an·​ti·​dot·​al | \ ˌant-i-ˈdōt-ᵊl How to pronounce antidotal (audio) \

Medical Definition of antidotal

: of, relating to, or acting as an antidote

Other Words from antidotal

antidotally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce antidotally (audio) \ adverb

More from Merriam-Webster on antidotal

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for antidotal

Comments on antidotal

What made you want to look up antidotal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!