Remedy Definition

rĕmĭ-dē
remedied, remedies, remedying
noun
remedies
Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
American Heritage Medicine
Any medicine or treatment that cures, heals, or relieves a disease or bodily disorder or tends to restore health.
Webster's New World
Something that corrects, counteracts, or removes an evil or wrong; relief; redress.
Webster's New World
A means, as court action, by which violation of a right is prevented or compensated for; legal redress.
Webster's New World
The allowance by a mint for deviation from the standard weight or quality of coins.
American Heritage
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verb
remedied, remedies, remedying
To cure or heal, as with medicine.
Webster's New World
To counteract or rectify (a problem, mistake, or undesirable situation).
American Heritage
To put back in proper condition; put right.
Webster's New World
To correct or remove (an evil, etc.)
Webster's New World
To provide or serve as a remedy for.
Wiktionary
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other
A temporary remedy that is incidental to a regular legal proceeding, but that is needed to preserve the claimant’s rights or to keep same from suffering irreparable harm pending the action’s conclusion. Temporary restraining orders, injunctions, attachment, or appointment of receivers are examples of provisional remedies.
Webster's New World Law
A type of remedy that is not usually available, but that is used when it is shown that it is necessary in order to preserve one’s rights. Writs of mandamus, prohibition, and habeas corpus are examples of such.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Remedy

Noun

Singular:
remedy
Plural:
remedies

Origin of Remedy

  • From Middle English remedie, from Old French *remedie, remede, from Latin remedium (“a remedy, cure"), from re- (“again") + mederi (“to heal").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English remedie from Old French from Latin remedium re- re- medērī to heal med- in Indo-European roots

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

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