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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An antidote to poison.
  • adj. Acting against poison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Expelling or counteracting poison; antidotal.
  • n. An antidote against poison or infection; a counterpoison.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Acting as a means of warding off disease; acting as a remedy; prophylactic.
  • Having the power of warding off the effects of poison taken inwardly; antidotal.
  • n. An antidote to poison or infection, especially an internal antidote.

Etymologies

From the Ancient Greek alexein ("to ward off") and pharmakon ("drug"). (Wiktionary)

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