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antidote

an·ti·dote

antidote

 
 
pronunciation:
aen tih dot
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a substance that counteracts poison or disease.
The antidote must be administered immediately after such a bite.
synonyms:
medication, medicine, mithridate, specific
antonyms:
poison
similar words:
antibody, antipyretic, antitoxin, antivenin, corrective, counterirritant, curative, cure, drug, medicament, pharmaceutical, physic, remedy, restorative
definition 2: anything that acts as a remedy or counteracts.
High interest rates can be an antidote for runaway inflation.
synonyms:
corrective, remedy
antonyms:
poison
similar words:
countermeasure, curative, cure, offset
derivations: antidotal (adj.), antidotally (adv.)
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