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remedy

rem·e·dy

remedy

 
 
pronunciation:
re mih di
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: remedies
definition 1: a medicine or therapy designed to heal a disease or disorder.
Rest and plenty of fluids is the remedy most prescribed by doctors for treating influenza.My mother always suggested gargling with salt water as a remedy for a sore throat.There are many types of cold remedies sold at the drugstore.
synonyms:
balm, corrective, cure, restorative, salve, therapy, tonic
similar words:
medicament, specific
definition 2: something that corrects an evil, problem, or fault.
There is no easy remedy for high unemployment.The speed limit was lowered as a remedy for the frequent occurrence of accidents on that section of highway.
synonyms:
redress, reparation
similar words:
antidote
definition 3: in law, a means of correcting a wrong or enforcing a right.
synonyms:
compensation, redress
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: remedied, remedies, remedying
definition 1: to relieve or heal (a disease or disorder).
This medicine should remedy that cough.
synonyms:
cure, relieve, treat
similar words:
alleviate, assuage, doctor, ease, physic, salve
definition 2: to set right or fix; restore to a proper state.
Panic broke out and there was little the police could do to remedy the situation.
synonyms:
fix, heal, rectify, redress, repair, restore, right
similar words:
ameliorate, correct, doctor, mend, physic
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