verb (used with object), an·ti·dot·ed, an·ti·dot·ing.
Origin of antidote
Examples from the Web for antidote
I highly doubt that anyone not already in a state of despair would look to war as an antidote to Godlessness.
Reformers understood that constructive societal evolution was the antidote to socialist revolution.From The Square Deal to The New Deal: The Overlapping Political Identities of TR and FDR|John Avlon|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Accelerate this process,” said Royce, adding that the Free Syrian Army is the antidote to the ongoing expansion of ISIS in Syria.After Steven Sotloff Murder, Congress Demands a Vote on Obama’s ISIS War|Josh Rogin|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Qutb himself did not make the Caliphate central to his thought, but his disciples saw it as the only antidote to jahiliyyah.
The antidote to both dangers—fireworks and drunk driving—is the same: tighter regulation.
But for every poison of the enemy there's an antidote and we have found it.With Our Soldiers in France|Sherwood Eddy
He takes an interest in you, and feels that the paragraph may not do you any harm in the way of antidote.Rambles in Womanland|Max O'Rell
Not that they criticise you so much at the moment, particularly if you appear as an antidote to Dryasdust.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)|Harry Furniss
To make the antidote effective, I should say, increase the quantity of the dose; administer very frequently!Solaris Farm|Milan C. Edson
A man who has been poisoned only need neglect the antidote and he will die.Natural Law in the Spiritual World|Henry Drummond
British Dictionary definitions for antidote
Word Origin for antidote
Word Origin and History for antidote
"remedy counteracting poison," 1510s (earlier in English as a Latin word), from Middle French antidot and directly from Latin antidotum "a remedy against poison," from Greek antidoton "given as a remedy," literally "given against," verbal adjective of antididonai "give in return," from anti- "against" + didonai "to give" (see date (n.1)). Cf. Middle English antidotarie "treatise on drugs or medicines" (c.1400).