American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A remedy or other agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison.
- n. An agent that relieves or counteracts: jogging as an antidote to nervous tension.
- v. To relieve or counteract with an antidote: "Hallie's family life is laced with the poison of self-hatred, a poison that Sam has antidoted with love and understanding" ( Christopher Swan).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A medicine adapted to counteract the effects of poison or an attack of disease.
- n. Whatever prevents or tends to prevent or counteract injurious influences or effects, whether physical or mental; a counteracting power or influence of any kind.
- n. Synonyms Remedy, cure, counteractive, corrective.
- To furnish with preservatives; preserve by antidotes; serve as an antidote to; counteract.
- n. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison (often followed by "against," "for," or "to").
- n. Something that counteracts or prevents something harmful.
- v. transitive To counteract as an antidote.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything noxious taken into the stomach; -- used with
against, for, or to.
- n. Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract evil which something else might produce.
- v. To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote.
- v. To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
- n. a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidoton, from antididonai, antido-, to give as a remedy against : anti-, anti- + didonai, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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