- 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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Antonyms for remedy
Related Words for remediedrestore, mitigate, rectify, amend, assuage, relieve, redress, solve, alleviate, ameliorate, correct, control, repair, right, scrub, help, attend, reform, heal, doctor
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Contemporary Examples of remedied
Leto remedied the situation with his SAG speech, and remedied it beautifully.The SAG Awards Best Speeches…And What They Mean for Oscar
January 19, 2014
The scandal over the suspended death benefits for the families of fallen service members was remedied with checks from a charity.The Shutdown’s Human Cost: A Family’s Hopes at NIH Put on Hold
October 12, 2013
Historical Examples of remedied
I do not ask your condolence and regret for what is past, for that now cannot be remedied.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
But I trust that the condition can be remedied, if it persists.
This, I felt, was one of the first things that must be remedied.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
This condition, however, may be remedied by instruction and education.
Obliteration of a portion of the Urethra, remedied by an operation.
- (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 for remedy
Word Origin and History for remedied
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.