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 antidotally (audio) \ adverb

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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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The first known use of antidotal was in 1646

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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 antidotally (audio) \ adverb

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