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antidote

[ an-ti-doht ]
/ 藞忙n t瑟藢do蕣t /
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noun
a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted effects: Good jobs are the best antidote to teenage crime.
verb (used with object), an路ti路dot路ed, an路ti路dot路ing.
to counteract with an antidote: Medication was given to antidote the poison the child had swallowed.

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Origin of antidote

1400鈥50; late Middle English (<Middle French ) <Latin antidotum<Greek ant铆doton something given against (i.e., for counteracting), equivalent to anti-anti- + dot贸n neuter of dot贸s given, verbid of did贸nai to give; akin to datum

OTHER WORDS FROM antidote

an路ti路dot路al, an路ti路dot路i路cal [an-ti-dot-i-kuhl], /藢忙n t瑟藞d蓲t 瑟 k蓹l/, adjectivean路ti路dot路al路ly, an路ti路dot路i路cal路ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH antidote

anecdote, antedate, antidote
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British Dictionary definitions for antidote

antidote
/ (藞忙nt瑟藢d蓹蕣t) /

noun
med a drug or agent that counteracts or neutralizes the effects of a poison
anything that counteracts or relieves a harmful or unwanted condition; remedy

Derived forms of antidote

antidotal, adjective

Word Origin for antidote

C15: from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidoton something given as a countermeasure, from anti- + didonai to give
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for antidote

antidote
[ 膬nt沫-d艒t鈥 ]

n.
An agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison.

Other words from antidote

an鈥瞭i鈥otal (膬n鈥瞭沫-d艒tl) adj.
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Scientific definitions for antidote

antidote
[ 膬nt沫-d艒t鈥 ]

A substance that counteracts the effects of a poison.
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