remedy

[ rem-i-dee ]
/ ˈrɛm ɪ di /

noun, plural rem·e·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·e·died, rem·e·dy·ing.

Origin of remedy

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English remedie < Anglo-French < Latin remedium, equivalent to re- re- + med(ērī) to heal, assuage, remedy (cf. medical) + -ium -ium; (v.) late Middle English remedien (< Middle French remedier) < Latin remediāre, derivative of remedium

Related forms

non·rem·e·dy, noun, plural non·rem·e·dies.un·rem·e·died, adjective

Synonym study

5. See cure.
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British Dictionary definitions for remedying

remedy

/ (ˈrɛmɪdɪ) /

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

remediable (rɪˈmiːdɪəbəl), adjectiveremediably, adverbremediless, adjective

Word Origin for remedy

C13: from Anglo-Norman remedie, from Latin remedium a cure, from remedērī to heal again, from re- + medērī to heal; see medical
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Medicine definitions for remedying

remedy

[ rĕmĭ-dē ]

n.

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

v.

To relieve or cure a disease or disorder.
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