[ rem-i-dee ]
/ 藞r蓻m 瑟 di /
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noun, plural rem路e路dies.
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.
verb (used with object), rem路e路died, rem路e路dy路ing.
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Origin of remedy

1175鈥1225; (noun) Middle English remedie<Anglo-French <Latin remedium, equivalent to re-re- + med(膿r墨) to heal, assuage, remedy (cf. medical) + -ium-ium; (v.) late Middle English remedien (<Middle French remedier) <Latin remedi膩re, derivative of remedium

synonym study for remedy

5. See cure.


non路rem路e路dy, noun, plural non路rem路e路dies.un路rem路e路died, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for remedy

/ (藞r蓻m瑟d瑟) /

noun plural -dies
(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
verb (tr)
to relieve or cure (a disease, illness, etc) by or as if by a remedy
to put to rights (a fault, error, etc); correct

Derived forms of remedy

remediable (r瑟藞mi藧d瑟蓹bl), adjectiveremediably, adverbremediless, adjective

Word Origin for remedy

C13: from Anglo-Norman remedie, from Latin remedium a cure, from remed膿r墨 to heal again, from re- + med膿r墨 to heal; see medical
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Medical definitions for remedy

[ r臅m沫-d膿 ]

Something, such as medicine or therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder.
To relieve or cure a disease or disorder.
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