An example of an antidote is going on vacation somewhere warm when the winter blues start to kick in.
We need an antidote for this misinformation.
Jogging as an antidote to nervous tension.
An example of an antidote is when the doctors give medicines to a person who has inhaled anthrax in order to combat the effects and save his life.
Origin of antidote
- 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
- 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.