- something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
- something that corrects or removes an evil of any kind.
- Law. legal redress; the legal means of enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
- Coining. a certain allowance at the mint for deviation from the standard weight and fineness of coins; tolerance.
- to cure, relieve, or heal.
- to restore to the natural or proper condition; put right: to remedy a matter.
- to counteract or remove: to remedy an evil.
Origin of remedy
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Examples from the Web for remedying
It rather proceeds from a certain hopelessness of remedying excessive and organic ill.David's Bookclub: Bartleby the Scrivener
November 26, 2012
What do you make of people who say we should fight crime by remedying root causes—income inequality, poor education, etc.Fight the Violence!
October 14, 2011
He here secretly resolved to devote his life to remedying these evils.Our Sailors
But Dr Chapple would only intensify the evil instead of remedying it.A Plea for the Criminal
James Leslie Allan Kayll
The laws adopted for remedying these evils were of the strangest kind.Old and New Paris, v. 2
Henry Sutherland Edwards
I was always trying some means of remedying this, but without success.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2
He then told me what it seemed to him I ought to do, in the matter of remedying the mischief I had caused.Rutledge
Miriam Coles Harris
- (usually foll by for or against) any drug or agent that cures a disease or controls its symptoms
- (usually foll by for or against) anything that serves to put a fault to rights, cure defects, improve conditions, etca remedy for industrial disputes
- the legally permitted variation from the standard weight or quality of coins; tolerance
- to relieve or cure (a disease, illness, etc) by or as if by a remedy
- to put to rights (a fault, error, etc); correct
Word Origin and History for remedying
c.1200, "cure for a disease or disorder; means of counteracting an evil," from Anglo-French remedie, Old French remede "remedy, cure" (12c., Modern French remède) and directly from Latin remedium "a cure, remedy, medicine, antidote, that which restores health," from re-, intensive prefix (or perhaps literally, "again;" see re-), + mederi "to heal" (see medical (adj.)). Figurative use from c.1300.
c.1400, from Old French remedier or directly from Latin remediare, from remedium (see remedy (n.)). Related: Remedied; remedying.
- Something, such as medicine or therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder.
- To relieve or cure a disease or disorder.