Antidote Definition

ăntĭ-dōt
antidotes
noun
antidotes
A remedy to counteract a poison.
Webster's New World
An agent that relieves or counteracts.
Jogging as an antidote to nervous tension.
American Heritage
Anything that works against an evil or unwanted condition.
Webster's New World
A remedy or other agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison.
American Heritage Medicine
Antidote is defined as something that works against an unwanted condition to make it better.
An example of an antidote is going on vacation somewhere warm when the winter blues start to kick in.
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verb
To relieve or counteract with an antidote.
American Heritage

To counteract as an antidote.

Wiktionary
other
A substance that counteracts the effects of a poison.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Antidote

Noun

Singular:
antidote
Plural:
antidotes

Origin of Antidote

  • From Latin antidotum, from Ancient Greek ἀντίδοτον (antidoton), neuter of ἀντίδοτος (antidotos, “given as a remedy for”), from ἀντιδίδωμι (antididōmi, “I give in return, repay”), from ἀντί (anti, “against”) + δίδωμι (didōmi, “I give”). Compare French antidote.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin antidotum from Greek antidoton from antididonai antido- to give as a remedy against anti- anti- didonai to give dō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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