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
Law enforcement groups praised the initiative, which has helped them pay for everything from drug dogs and bulletproof vests to overdose antidotes.
The sale culminated an extraordinary journey for Huffington, who had co-founded the site as a left-wing antidote to the Drudge Report shortly after George W. Bush’s re-election, in 2005.
Wochit Police officers rarely – if ever – get injured when administering naloxone, the antidote for heroin and opioid overdoses.
Nghia is the latest high-profile architect to design an inexpensive, prefabricated home as an antidote to urban sprawl, mass displacement or natural disasters.
Botulism is treatable; an antidote to the toxin can be administered.
The patients claim Xarelto can cause unstoppable bleeding and that Bayer and J&J failed to provide an antidote or inform doctors or consumers of a blood test that could measure a patient’s bleed-out risk.
A twin seems like the perfect antidote to loneliness.
Federal officials said an antidote to the death cap is permitted for use in many European countries, and officials are evaluating it for use in the United States.
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Origin and Etymology of antidote
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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