meaning of Antidote

Antidote meaning in General Dictionary

To counteract or prevent the ramifications of by giving or using an antidote

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  • a fix to counteract the effects of poison or of any such thing noxious taken to the stomach used in combination with against for or to as an antidote against for or even poison
  • a remedy that stops or controls the consequences of a poison
  • A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of everything noxious taken into the tummy; -- combined with against, for, or to; as, an antidote against, for, or even to, poison.
  • Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or even counteract evil which something else might produce.
  • To counteract or stop the aftereffects of, by giving or using an antidote.
  • To fortify or protect by an antidote.

Antidote meaning in Medical Dictionary

A drug that counteracts a poison.


Antidote meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"remedy counteracting poison," 1510s (early in the day in English as a Latin term), from center French antidot and directly from Latin antidotum "a fix against poison," from Greek antidoton "given as an answer," virtually "given against," spoken adjective of antididonai "give in return," from anti- "against" + didonai "to provide" (see time (n.1)). Compare center English antidotarie "treatise on medicines or drugs" (c.1400).


Antidote meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Any compound used to combat the effects of specific poisons.


Antidote - German to English

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Antidote - French to English

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Antidote meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A remedy to counteract the consequences of poison, or of everything noxious taken in to the stomach; -- used in combination with against, for, or even to; as, an antidote against, for, or even to, poison.

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  • (letter.) Whatever sometimes avoid naughty effects, or even to counteract evil which something different might create.
  • (v. t.) To counteract or stop the effects of, by providing or taking an antidote.
  • (v. t.) To fortify or protect by an antidote.

Sentence Examples with the word Antidote

A curious antidote to the harsh pessimism of Strindberg was offered by the delicate and fantastic temperament of Ola Hansson (b.

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