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Meaning of ANTIDOTE

Pronunciation:  'anti`dowt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

ANTIDOTE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: counterpoison
 See Also: curative, cure, remedy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"ti*dote\, n. [L. antidotum, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ?
    given against; ? against + ? to give: cf. F. antidote. See
    {Dose}, n.]
    1. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of
       anything noxious taken into the stomach; -- used with
       against, for, or to; as, an antidote against, for, or to,
    2. Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to
       counteract evil which something else might produce.
  2. \An"ti*dote\, v. t.
    1. To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or
       taking an antidote.
             Nor could Alexander himself . . . antidote . . . the
             poisonous draught, when it had once got into his
             veins.                                --South.
    2. To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Substance that neutralizes the effects of a poison.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Looking for an antidote in a dream means that you are actively looking for a solution to a problem that has been harassing your consciousness. This search for a cure, shows that you will be looking for some equilibrium in your life, and that you will be enjoying some peace of mind in the near future.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alexipharmic, antacid, antiserum, antitoxin, antivenin, backfire, buffer, corrective, counteractant, counteractive, counteragent, counterirritant, countermeasure, counterpoison, counterstep, cure, drug, medicament, medication, medicine, neutralizer, nullifier, offset, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, remedy, specific, theriac, theriaca