- 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 remedy
After such an indictment, you would expect the department to do all it could to remedy such failings.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
Remedy and Microsoft have teamed up to make a story that spans both the game itself and an accompanying live-action TV show.Gamers Want to Game: Video Games Aren't Blockbuster Movies
August 28, 2014
I tried a half-dozen other representatives, none who could remedy the blunder, all who cited different reasons for the occurrence.Where Cellphone Numbers Go to Die
August 16, 2014
The FDA is hoping to remedy the dearth of knowledge with a plea aimed at influential drugmakers.Why Male Breast Cancer Is Back in the Limelight
July 16, 2014
Ullom had failed to summon help and had instead sought to remedy the situation by injecting her twice with cocaine.The Black Widow of Silicon Valley
July 14, 2014
The remedy, however, to my mind, is obvious and suggests itself.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
It is the crisis which makes the pressure, and not the laws which provide a remedy for it.
To consider these evils, to find their remedy, is the most sore necessity of our times.
It was as if she found in sheer activity and fatigue a remedy for her uneasiness.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
You laugh at my prescriptions, and refuse to take the remedy which I ordered.The Imaginary Invalid
- (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 remedy
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.