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

Definition of antidotal

: of, relating to, or acting as an antidote

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Other Words from antidotal

antidotally \ ˌan-​ti-​ˈdō-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce antidotal (audio) \ adverb

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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

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First Known Use of antidotal

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Antidotal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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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 antidotal (audio) \ adverb

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