noun, plural rem·e·dies.
verb (used with object), rem·e·died, rem·e·dy·ing.
Origin of remedy
Synonyms for remedy
Antonyms for remedy
Examples from the Web for remedying
Contemporary Examples of remedying
It rather proceeds from a certain hopelessness of remedying excessive and organic ill.David's Bookclub: Bartleby the Scrivener
November 26, 2012
What do you make of people who say we should fight crime by remedying root causes—income inequality, poor education, etc.Fight the Violence!
October 14, 2011
Historical Examples of remedying
He here secretly resolved to devote his life to remedying these evils.Our Sailors
But Dr Chapple would only intensify the evil instead of remedying it.A Plea for the Criminal
James Leslie Allan Kayll
The laws adopted for remedying these evils were of the strangest kind.Old and New Paris, v. 2
Henry Sutherland Edwards
I was always trying some means of remedying this, but without success.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2
He then told me what it seemed to him I ought to do, in the matter of remedying the mischief I had caused.Rutledge
Miriam Coles Harris
noun plural -dies
Word Origin 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.