Definition of antidote
1 : a remedy to counteract the effects of poison needed the antidote for the snake's venom
2 : something that relieves, prevents, or counteracts an antidote to boredom
Examples of antidote in a Sentence
There is no antidote to this poison.
For him, racing motorcycles is a great antidote to boredom.
Recent Examples of antidote from the Web
Milk thistle is being used in a clinical trial as a possible antidote, according to the CDC, though for now there is no sure cure for those who eat the mushroom.
The CDC said an antidote to the death cap is licensed in most of Europe and is currently being evaluated in the United States.
Burke was hired by the county with a five-year grant to address the heroin epidemic, train first responders and others in the use of Naloxone, an opioid antidote, and train the public.
Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, signed a new standing prescription for naloxone that allows residents to acquire the opioid overdose antidote without first getting trained to use the drug.
Republican lawmakers hailed Mr. Trump’s decision, calling it a necessary antidote to the overreach of Mr. Obama’s policies aimed at reducing planet-warming carbon emissions.
WILMIGNTON, Del. — Delaware State Police will start carrying a potentially life-saving antidote for opioid overdoses.
Because synthetic opioids are so potent, more of the antidote is necessary to reverse an overdose.
The Lakers had no antidote for the 6-foot-11, 270-pound Cousins, who, in addition to his 40 points grabbed 12 rebounds and had eight assists.
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ANTIDOTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of antidote for English Language Learners
: a substance that stops the harmful effects of a poison
: something that corrects or improves the bad effects of something
ANTIDOTE Defined for Kids
Definition of antidote for Students
: something used to reverse or prevent the action of a poison
Medical Definition of antidote
: a remedy that counteracts the effects of poison
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