antidote

noun an·ti·dote \ ˈan-ti-ˌdōt \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

antidote

transitive verb

Examples of antidote in a Sentence

  1. There is no antidote to this poison.

  2. For him, racing motorcycles is a great antidote to boredom.

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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


ANTIDOTE Defined for English Language Learners

antidote

noun

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

antidote

noun an·ti·dote \ ˈan-ti-ˌdōt \

Definition of antidote for Students

:something used to reverse or prevent the action of a poison

Medical Dictionary

antidote

noun an·ti·dote \ ˈant-i-ˌdōt \

medical Definition of antidote

:a remedy that counteracts the effects of poison


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