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.
Origin and Etymology of antidote
Middle English antidot, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidotos, from feminine of antidotos given as an antidote, from antididonai to give as an antidote, from anti- + didonai to give — more at date
First Known Use: 15th century
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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