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.
- non·rem·e·dy, noun, plural non·rem·e·dies.
- un·rem·e·died, adjective
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How to use remedy in a sentence
Be There, Be Present, from filmmaker Greg Dennis, follows photographer Nick Pumphrey, who, in search of a remedy for the stress, turned to the place he feels most at home—the sea.
In all of my years of dabbling in herbal remedies, I had never experienced the level of impact and efficacy that I did once I got into a daily routine of ingesting the appropriate herbs for my needs.The founder of wellness startup Mab & Stoke on the growth of ‘pay what you can’ options during the pandemic | Rachel King | September 20, 2020 | Fortune
Thanks to the influx of funding in the last few years, researchers around the world are trying all sorts of unconventional approaches to snakebite remedies.Cheap, innovative venom treatments could save tens of thousands of snakebite victims | Christie Wilcox | September 19, 2020 | Science News
Passing a law that invalidates any portion of an NDA that silences an individual speaking out about workplace discrimination or sexual harassment is one remedy.NDAs bear blame for some of the worst corporate cover-ups. How that should change | jakemeth | September 18, 2020 | Fortune
After decades doubling as a human blood buffet and trying every remedy under the sun to prevent bites and treat them, it seemed too good to be true.
The most notorious states are Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where death is an acceptable legal remedy.
Coca-Cola was a wildly popular drink and hangover remedy because, well, it contained cocaine.
The tradition has lasted ever since, being seen as a great natural hangover remedy throughout the world.
Despite the financial remedy, partial repeal of the screen quota has imperiled the domestic market.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Michael Daly | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A present remedy of all is the speedy coming of a cloud, and a dew that meeteth it, by the heat that cometh, shall overpower it.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
They wanted Papa and Mamma, gone to Bombay beyond the seas, and their grief while it lasted was without remedy.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
There could be no social remedy for poverty except the almost impossible remedy of the limitation of life itself.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Nature, ever buoyant and imperative, does her best to remedy the ills created by "Man's inhumanity to Man."Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Consequently everything is at a standstill, until God shall remedy it.
British Dictionary definitions for remedy
(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, etc: a 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
- remediable (rɪˈmiːdɪəbəl), adjective
- remediably, adverb
- remediless, adjective
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